We report the results of surgical treatment in 13 patients operated on for compression of the spinal cord secondary to kyphosis or kyphoscoliosis between 1977 and 1985. In every case, an anterior decompression of the cord by transthoracic or thoracoabdominal route was followed in the same operation by anterior stabilization. Posterior fusion with Harrington's instrumentation was performed 15-20 days later. Neurological recovery was complete in 8 patients (61.5%) and partial in 4 (30.7%), while 1 patient died (7.6%). We review the relevant published work.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology