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Classification of Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis Medscape
Classification of Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis: A New Approach to the Three-dimensional Classification for Progressive Vertebral Anomalies Requiring Operative Treatment
Study Design: We reviewed three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) images of congenital spinal deformities and proposed a new classification based on the information obtained.
Conclusion: The large volume of information that can be obtained by evaluating 3D CT images of congenitally deformed vertebrae can be a great help in developing a strategy for surgical treatment. We need to develop a new classification of congenital scoliosis based on the perspective of 3D imaging to understand the etiology and embryology, as well as to determine an operative strategy.
Noriaki Kawakami, MD; Taichi Tsuji, MD; Shiro Imagama, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Rolando M. Puno, MD; Timothy R. Kuklo, MD Spine. 2009;34(17):1756-1765.
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Kawakami et al
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Added: Thu Sep 17 2009