Results of spinal fusion for radiation scoliosis.

  title={Results of spinal fusion for radiation scoliosis.},
  author={John H. King and Saliy Stowe},
  volume={7 6},
There were 150 children with neuroblastoma and 183 children with Wilms' tumor who received radiation therapy, orthovoltage up to 1967, and cobalt therapy thereafter. In all except two cases, radiation therapy crossed the midline. Of all of the children treated, 13 required spinal fusion. There were six with Wilms' tumor; three had kyphosis; and three had scoliosis. Nine fusions were done with three pseudoarthroses, one broken rod, and two hook pullouts. There were seven with neuroblastoma, of… CONTINUE READING