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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 398254, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/398254
Case Report

Sprengel's Deformity Associated with Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions and Renal Anomalies: A Case Report

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 4813894393, Iran
2Cancer Research Center, Student Research Committee, Thalassemia Research Center, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 4813894393, Iran

Received 29 November 2011; Accepted 22 December 2011

Academic Editor: Nicola Smania

Copyright © 2012 Mohammad Hossein Kariminasab et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Sprengel's deformity is a rare congenital anomaly of the shoulder girdle. The deformity is due to failure of descent of the scapula in intrauterine life. Case Presentation. We report a case of unilateral Sprengel's deformity associated with several other musculoskeletal and renal disorders consisting of absence of pectoralis major, weakness of trapezius and serratus anterior muscles, one kidney agenesis, and severe hydronephrosis of the other kidney in a 7-year-old boy. Conclusion. Sprengel's deformity can be associated with other musculoskeletal abnormalities and it is much more than a cosmetic problem.