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1984 Dystrophic spinal deformities in neurofibromatosis
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1984 Aug;66(4):495-9.
Dystrophic spinal deformities in neurofibromatosis. Treatment by anterior and posterior fusion.Hsu LC, Lee PC, Leong JC.
Thirteen patients with dystrophic spinal deformities from neurofibromatosis treated by anterior and posterior fusion have been reviewed. The shortest follow-up was five years, the average seven years. Combined fusion produced satisfactory results in patients with a smooth kyphoscoliosis or with scoliosis without kyphosis, but it was unsatisfactory in patients with an angular kyphoscoliosis. Of the five patients with angular kyphoscoliosis, one had a persistent pseudarthrosis after operation and all had progression of the kyphosis despite the treatment. The morbidity rate also was high in this group of patients. Many of the complications were related to soft-tissue manifestations of the disease. It is recommended that very special attention be paid to the dystrophic angular deformity in neurofibromatosis; even anterior and posterior spinal fusion may fail to control its progression.
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Author/Contact: Hsu et al
Institution: JBJS B
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