Thoracic cord compression caused by disk herniation in Scheuermann’s disease

  title={Thoracic cord compression caused by disk herniation in Scheuermann’s disease},
  author={G. Kapetanos and Paraskevas Hantzidis and Kleovoulos Anagnostidis and John M. Kirkos},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  pages={553 - 558}
We present the case of a 14-year-old male with Scheuermann’s disease and significant neurological deficit due to thoracic disk herniation at the apex of kyphosis. He was treated with an anterior decompression, anterior and posterior fusion in the same setting using plate, cage and a segmental instrumentation system. The patient had an excellent outcome with complete neurological recovery. 
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