Incidence of spinal deformity after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children who underwent laminectomy compared with laminoplasty.

@article{McGirt2008IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of spinal deformity after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children who underwent laminectomy compared with laminoplasty.},
  author={Matthew J. McGirt and Kaisorn Lee Chaichana and April Atiba and Ali Bydon and Timothy F. Witham and Kevin C. Yao and George I Jallo},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={57-62}
}
OBJECT Gross-total resection of pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT) can be achieved in the majority of cases while preserving long-term neurological function. Nevertheless, postoperative progressive spinal deformity often complicates functional outcome years after surgery. The authors set out to determine whether laminoplasty in comparison with laminectomy has reduced the incidence of subsequent spinal deformity requiring fusion after IMSCT resection at their institution… CONTINUE READING

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