Thoracic pedicle subtraction osteotomy in the treatment of severe pediatric deformities

Georgios Bakaloudis, Francesco Lolli, Mario Di Silvestre, Tiziana Greggi, Stefano Astolfi, Konstantinos Martikos, Francesco Vommaro, Giovanni Barbanti-Brodano, Alfredo Cioni, Stefano Giacomini

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The traditional surgical treatment of severe spinal deformities, both in adult and pediatric patients, consisted of a 360° approach. Posterior-based spinal osteotomy has recently been reported as a useful and safe technique in maximizing kyphosis and/or kyphoscoliosis correction. It obviates the deleterious effects of an anterior approach and can increase the magnitude of correction both in the coronal and sagittal plane. There are few reports in the literature focusing on the surgical treatment of severe spinal deformities in large pediatric-only series (age

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • Posterior-instrumented fusion only
  • Severe pediatric spinal deformities
  • Surgical treatment
  • Thoracic pedicle screws
  • Thoracic pedicle subtraction osteotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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