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Thoracoplasty in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18810038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A consecutive series of 40 adolescents surgically treated between 1998-2001, by posterior spinal fusion and thoracoplasty were compared with a similar group of 40 adolescents treated in the same period by posterior only segmental fusion. Clinical and radiographic analysis was performed, including the SRS-30 questionnaire and Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). Minimum five years follow-up was requested. No statistical differences were found between the two groups in PFT's both pre-operatively and at latest follow up. Our findings suggest that thoracoplasty did not adversely affected long-term PFT's in AIS patients treated by posterior spinal fusion alone.
T Greggi; G Bakaloudis; F Lolli; M Di Silvestre; A Cioni; S Giacomini; G Barbanti Brodano; F Vommaro; K Martikos; P Parisini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-23     Completed Date:  2008-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-93     Citation Subset:  T    
Spine Surgery Department, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Kyphosis / radiography,  surgery
Respiratory Function Tests
Scoliosis / radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Fusion / methods*
Thoracoplasty / instrumentation,  methods*

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