Reconstructive spine surgery in pediatric patients with major loss in vital capacity.

@article{Rawlins1996ReconstructiveSS,
  title={Reconstructive spine surgery in pediatric patients with major loss in vital capacity.},
  author={Bernard A. Rawlins and Robert B. Winter and John E. Lonstein and Francis Denis and P T Kubic and William B Wheeler and A L Ozolins},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={284-92}
}
Thirty-two pediatric patients with severe restrictive lung disease identified with vital capacities < 40% of predicted, who had undergone major reconstructive spine surgery, were reviewed. There were 18 boys and 14 girls, the mean age was 13 years (range, 7-17), and the mean vital capacity was 31% of predicted (range, 16-39%). Fifty-four procedures were performed, 13 posterior only, one of which was staged, and 19 anterior and posterior procedures, of which 15 were staged and four were… CONTINUE READING

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