Segmental spinal dysgenesis: Case report of a 50-year follow-up after surgery at age 3 years: Case report

Elisha Ofiram, Robert B. Winter, John E. Lonstein

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Abstract

Study Design. Case report with ultra long-term follow-up. Objective. To show the long-term positive benefits of an arthrodesis at age 3 years. Summary of Background Data. To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of a 50-year follow-up of a posterior spine fusion for severe congenital kyphosis and segmental spinal dysgenesis. Methods. Chart and radiographic documentation of both the preoperative, postoperative, and 50-year follow-up. Results. Solid arthrodesis was achieved after a pseudarthrosis repair. Major correction was achieved and paraplegia prevented. Despite a long fusion to the sacrum, there was no junctional or sacroiliac degeneration. Conclusions. Arthrodesis at age 3 years provided an optimal ultra long-term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSpine
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Keywords

  • Congenital kyphosis
  • Early arthrodesis
  • Segmental spinal dysgenesis

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