Management of a patient with severe kyphoscoliosis and postoperative respiratory failure

Abstract

It is well known that the pulmonary function of patients with severe scoliosis is disturbed due to reductions of total lung and vital capacities. Patients with less than 30% of percent vital capacity (%VC) were thought to be unable to undergo surgery because of postoperative cardiopulmonary dysfunction [1]. However, intraoperative monitoring and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02514635

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