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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20798961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An expert comment is provided for the case of an 18-year-old male achondroplastic patient with a severe thoracolumbar kyphosis and spinal stenosis managed with a five level hemilaminotomy, a decancellation osteotomy of the three apical vertebrae and circumferential fusion. A review incidence, presenting symptoms and treatment options for thoracolumbar kyphosis in adults with achondroplasia, is provided.
Christopher I Shaffrey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2011-03-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1812-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center NSG, P.O. Box 800212, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Achondroplasia / complications*
Decompression, Surgical / methods
Kyphosis / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Laminectomy / methods
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery
Risk Factors
Spinal Cord / surgery*
Spinal Fusion / methods*
Spinal Stenosis / surgery
Thoracic Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Comment On:
Eur Spine J. 2010 Nov;19(11):1807-11   [PMID:  20714758 ]

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