Kyphectomy in children with myelomeningocele.

  title={Kyphectomy in children with myelomeningocele.},
  author={Haluk Altiok and Craig J Finlayson and Sahar Haji Hassani and Peter F. Sturm},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={469 5},
BACKGROUND Patients with myelomeningocele and rigid lumbar and thoracolumbar kyphosis face substantial functional difficulties with sitting and lying supine and are prone to skin breakdown over the gibbus and risk of infection. Kyphectomy, along with cordotomy and segmental spinal instrumentation down to the pelvis, is one alternative that can provide reliable correction of the deformity but also can maintain that correction over a period of time. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined the fusion… CONTINUE READING