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Case Report: L5 Hemivertebra Resection and T12-S1 Fusion in A 14 Year-Old Female with A 36 Year Follow-Up.
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PMID:  22261631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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STRUCTURED ABSTRACT:: Study Design. Case report.Objective. To demonstrate a 36-year follow-up of a rare operation.Summary of Background Data. There have been no reports of follow-up of pediatric hemivertebra excision and fusion into mid-adult life.Methods. A chart and radiological review at 36 years following surgery.Results. The patient is alive and well and leading a normal life. Her ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) is zero. Mild degenerative radiological signs are evident at the adjacent level above (T10-T12) and below (sacroiliac joints).Conclusion. Earlier excision of the L5 hemivertebra would have been preferable, but the long term results are good.
Authors:
Robert B Winter; Evalina L Burger
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Clinical Research Director, Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado, Denver, USA.
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