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Congenital kyphosis in myelomeningocele. Vertebral body resection and posterior spine fusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  715551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The deforming mechanisms in the congenital lumbar kyphosis of myelomeningocele are situated anteriorly. Posterior wedge resection with local fusion therefore will not prevent progression of the deformity. Nonetheless, this procedure may be the only method of affording sac closure, or providing continuity of the ulcerated integument. Definitive corrective surgery will be required later and must combat the anterior deforming forces. Resection of the apical vertebral body followed by posterior fusion with Harrington instrumentation provides a solid straight spine.
K D Leatherman; R A Dickson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-24     Completed Date:  1979-01-24     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Kyphosis / congenital*,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Meningomyelocele / complications*
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Spinal Fusion*

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