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Dystrophic spinal deformity in neurofibromatosis.
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PMID:  2113538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review was performed to investigate patterns of spinal deformity associated with neurofibromatosis and the incidence of pseudarthrosis and curve progression after spinal fusion. Twenty-three of the 32 patients (72%) with spinal deformity had dystrophic curve patterns. The incidence of pseudarthrosis was 38% for the dystrophic group undergoing isolated posterior fusion. Their average curve progression was 12.7 degrees and required an average of 1.7 procedures to achieve solid posterior fusion. Kyphoscoliotic curves should be treated with combined anterior/posterior fusion.
J L Sirois; J C Drennan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1990 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-01     Completed Date:  1990-08-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire.
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MeSH Terms
Kyphosis / etiology,  radiography*,  surgery
Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications*,  diagnosis
Pseudarthrosis / epidemiology,  etiology,  radiography
Retrospective Studies
Scoliosis / etiology,  radiography*,  surgery
Spinal Fusion / adverse effects

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