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Scoliosis surgery in neurofibromatosis.

Abstract

Twenty-three patients who were treated by posterior spinal fusion with neurofibromatous scoliosis were reviewed to study the adequacy of spinal fusion, rate of pseudarthrosis, and incidence of complications. Twenty patients achieved a solid fusion with posterior surgery alone. Thirteen patients required one or more posterior augmentation procedures because of progressive deformity. Three patients with dystrophic kyphoscoliosis required an anterior spinal fusion in addition to the posterior fusion to achieve a solid fusion mass. The type of graft material, Harrington instrumentation, and degree of kyphosis or scoliosis had no effect on the rate of pseudarthrosis. Preoperative neuroradiographic evaluation was found to be warranted for all patients with neurofibromatous scoliosis.

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Shriners Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19152.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2502352

Citation

Betz, R R., et al. "Scoliosis Surgery in Neurofibromatosis." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1989, pp. 53-6.
Betz RR, Iorio R, Lombardi AV, et al. Scoliosis surgery in neurofibromatosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989.
Betz, R. R., Iorio, R., Lombardi, A. V., Clancy, M., & Steel, H. H. (1989). Scoliosis surgery in neurofibromatosis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (245), 53-6.
Betz RR, et al. Scoliosis Surgery in Neurofibromatosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989;(245)53-6. PubMed PMID: 2502352.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Scoliosis surgery in neurofibromatosis. AU - Betz,R R, AU - Iorio,R, AU - Lombardi,A V, AU - Clancy,M, AU - Steel,H H, PY - 1989/8/1/pubmed PY - 1989/8/1/medline PY - 1989/8/1/entrez SP - 53 EP - 6 JF - Clinical orthopaedics and related research JO - Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. IS - 245 N2 - Twenty-three patients who were treated by posterior spinal fusion with neurofibromatous scoliosis were reviewed to study the adequacy of spinal fusion, rate of pseudarthrosis, and incidence of complications. Twenty patients achieved a solid fusion with posterior surgery alone. Thirteen patients required one or more posterior augmentation procedures because of progressive deformity. Three patients with dystrophic kyphoscoliosis required an anterior spinal fusion in addition to the posterior fusion to achieve a solid fusion mass. The type of graft material, Harrington instrumentation, and degree of kyphosis or scoliosis had no effect on the rate of pseudarthrosis. Preoperative neuroradiographic evaluation was found to be warranted for all patients with neurofibromatous scoliosis. SN - 0009-921X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2502352/Scoliosis_surgery_in_neurofibromatosis_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=2502352.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -