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Absence of Gluteal Muscle

What is Absence of Gluteal Muscle?

Patients who are born with Absence of Gluteal Muscle are born without the buttock muscles, also known as the Gluteal Muscle. These patients can also be born missing some of the vertebrae of the back. This is known as Spina bifida occulta.

What are the symptoms of Absence of Gluteal Muscle?

Common symptoms of Absence of Gluteal Muscle include the following:
  • Absent gluteal muscle
  • Abnormal curving of the spine
  • Underdevelopment of the optic nerve

What causes Absence of Gluteal Muscle?

Absence of Gluteal Muscle is theorized to be caused by an autosomal recessive gene, which means the disease was inherited by getting two mutated genes, one from each parent. In this type of genetic inheritance, the parents are do not have the disease, but are carriers.

How is Absence of Gluteal Muscle diagnosed?

Signs and symptoms of Absence of Gluteal Muscle may vary on an individual basis for each patient.

What are the treatments for Absence of Gluteal Muscle?

Improvement of the symptoms of Absence of Gluteal Muscle is possible with the use of exercise and massage.

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