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Progressive spinal lordosis after laminoplasty in a child with thoracic neuroblastoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11891459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laminoplasty has been advocated increasingly after spinal tumor excision in children. Results have shown that it offers the required decompression, while maintaining spinal stability and the integrity of the posterior vertebral elements. To the authors' knowledge, there has been no description of a progressive lordotic deformity of the thoracic spine after this procedure. A case of an 8-year-old boy with thoracic neuroblastoma developing progressive thoracic lordosis after laminoplasty is reviewed, and a possible cause is suggested. Discussing this potential complication with parents and the patient, and following up with regular clinical and radiographic assessments is advised.
Harish S Hosalkar; Stephan G Pill; Peter P Sun; Denis S Drummond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders & techniques     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1536-0652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-13     Completed Date:  2002-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140323     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Laminectomy / adverse effects*
Lordosis / etiology,  radiography*
Neuroblastoma / radiography,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Spinal Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Thoracic Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Thoracic Vertebrae / radiography*,  surgery

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