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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Study Of Surgical Treatment Of Congenital Kyphosis In Myelomeningocele By Posterior Approach With The Modified Dunn-mccarthy Technique [avaliação Do Tratamento Cirúrgico Da Cifose Congênita Na Mielomeningocele Com O Uso Da Via Posterior Pela Técnica De Dunn-mccarthy Modificada]
Author: da Costa Dias R.C.
Veiga I.G.
Pasqualini W.
Santos M.A.M.
Landim E.
Cavali P.T.M.
Abstract: Objective: To report the results in the treatment of congenital lombar kyphosis related to myelomeningocele with posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion. Methods: Data analysis of 12 patients, with mean age of 8 years old treated by posterior approach and internal fixation with a Dunn-McCarthy procedure. Eight patients had implanted pedicular screws and in four were used sublaminar wires like Luque's technique. The mean follow-up was about 26 months (9 to 45 months). Deformity improvement and its loosening and fusion rate were studied. Results: Initial kyphosis mean was 116° (60° to 170°) turning into 9,1° (-63° to 95°) at final outpatient visit. Pedicular screw fixation got total deformity correction and solid fusion in all cases. The complication rate was 46%; however, surgical related morbidity was very low. Conclusion: The technique brought good results in deformity improvement with high fission rates and few complications.
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Date Issue: 2008
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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