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Pneumothorax complicating "in-out-in" thoracic pedicle screw placement for kyphotic deformity correction in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19035680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors describe a rare case of pneumothorax as a complication of thoracic pedicle screw placement in an 11-year-old girl undergoing posterior segmental instrumentation for a kyphotic deformity. Spontaneous pneumothorax after posterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has been reported in the orthopedic literature; however, to the best of the authors' knowledge, pneumothorax directly related to pedicle screw placement for spinal deformity has not been previously described. The authors discuss the anatomical and technical aspects leading to this complication and the lessons learned from it.
Authors:
Ashwin Viswanathan; Katherine Relyea; William E Whitehead; Daniel J Curry; Thomas G Luerssen; Andrew Jea
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1933-0707     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-27     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neuro-Spine Center, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bone Screws / adverse effects*
Child
Female
Humans
Kyphosis / radiography,  surgery*
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Fusion / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*
Thoracic Vertebrae

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