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This is a 19 year old teenage girl who has syndromic scoliosis secondary to familial dysautonomia. She was first diagnosed with familial dysautonomia at the age of 3. She first saw Dr. Vitale when she was 11 years old. At first visit,  she had a thoracic curve of 37 degrees and so a brace was prescribed for her. However, her thoracic curve progressed over the next several years to 60 degrees.  She underwent a spinal fusion and instrumentation.  She was fused to L1 in order to preserve her range of motion. At her most recent visit, over three years postoperatively, she reported no issues and has graduated from routine follow up!