Neurological deficits secondary to spinal deformities: Their treatment and results in 13 patients

G. P. Cantore, P. Ciappetta, G. Costanzo, A. Raco, M. Salvati

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Cantore, G. P., Ciappetta, P., Costanzo, G., Raco, A., & Salvati, M. (1989). Neurological deficits secondary to spinal deformities: Their treatment and results in 13 patients. European Neurology, 29(4), 181-185.