Correction of Spine Pathology in Patients with Meningocele

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Treatment results for 8 patients aged 3 to 17 years with neuromuscular spine deformities on the background of meningocele are presented. In all patients spine deformities were accompanied by spinal dysraphias. Average curvature arch was 86°. Surgical treatment was performed either in one (5patients) or in two (3 patients) steps. In 2 patients vertebral column resection (VCR) was performed. Average achieved scoliotic deformity correction made up62% and postoperative value of thoracic/thoracolumbar kyphosis approximated the physiologic one (40°). Surgical treatment of kyphoscoliosis on the background of meningocele that consisted of extensive spine instrumentation with pelvis fixation favoured the normalization of trunk balance, improved cardiopulmonary function, patients’ appearance and life quality. In this group of patients surgical intervention is associated with high intraoperative risk and rate of postoperative complications.

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Коррекция деформаций позвоночника у пациентов с менингоцеле

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