Respiratory failure in postpneumonectomy syndrome complicated by thoracic lordoscoliosis: treatment with prosthetic implants, partial vertebrectomies, and spinal fusion.

@article{Codsi2000RespiratoryFI,
  title={Respiratory failure in postpneumonectomy syndrome complicated by thoracic lordoscoliosis: treatment with prosthetic implants, partial vertebrectomies, and spinal fusion.},
  author={M J Codsi and Thomas G. Keens and James E. Stein and Kazuyoshi Miyasaka and David L. Skaggs},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 19},
  pages={2531-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN This study investigated the case of a 17-year-old girl with postpneumonectomy syndrome, complicated by a thoracic lordoscoliosis, who was successfully treated with prosthetic implants, partial vertebrectomies, and anteroposterior spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE To report a unique case and describe the authors' method of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Postpneumonectomy syndrome is an uncommon complication of pneumonectomy. Many case reports describe successful treatment with… CONTINUE READING