One-stage anterior and posterior correction of severe kyphosis of the cervical spine in neurofibromatosis: A case report

Shoichi Kokubun, Hiroshi Ozawa, Minoru Sakurai, Yushin Ishii

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Abstract

A case is presented of a 29-yoar-old woman with neurofibromatosis, who had a 100° dystrophic kyphosis of the cervical spine and was successfully treated by a one-stage anterior and posterior correction. Anterior distractive and posterior compressive corrections were simultaneously applied keeping the posterior longitudinal ligament intact. The kyphosis was corrected to 42°. Safety and better results of the one-stage correction of kyphoeis is based on a concept of shortening the spinal canal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2332-2335
Number of pages4
JournalSpine
Volume18
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Nov

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Kyphosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Surgical correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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