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Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Feb;33(2):381-384. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3224-x. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

Segmental spinal dysgenesis: a report of early surgical intervention and outcome in a 14-month-old child.

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1
Arkansas Childrens Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR, 72202, USA. smorell@uams.edu.
2
Arkansas Childrens Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR, 72202, USA.

Abstract

Segmental spinal dysgenesis is a rare spinal deformity that is the result of failure of formation resulting in some cases spondyloptosis and neurological dysfunction usually at the thoracolumbar junction. There is little known concerning surgical intervention and timing in these patients. The goal of this case report is to present a case involving 14 months old diagnosed with segmental spinal dysgenesis with stenosis at the thoracolumbar junction soon after birth, treated with definitive posterior spinal fusion and subsequent follow-up.

KEYWORDS:

Segmental spinal dysgenesis; Spinal deformity; Thoracolumbar junction

PMID:
27613633
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-016-3224-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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