Expert's comment concerning grand rounds case entitled "surgical treatment of a 180° thoracolumbar fixed kyphosis in a young achondroplastic patient: a one stage 'in situ' combined fusion and spinal cord translocation" (by J. C. Aurégan, T. Odent, M. Zerah, J.-P. Padovani and C. Glorion).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An expert comment is provided for the case of an 18-year-old male achondroplastic patient with a severe thoracolumbar kyphosis and spinal stenosis managed with a five level hemilaminotomy, a decancellation osteotomy of the three apical vertebrae and circumferential fusion. A review incidence, presenting symptoms and treatment options for thoracolumbar kyphosis in adults with achondroplasia, is provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaffrey, CI

Published Date

  • November 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1812 - 1814

PubMed ID

  • 20798961

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2989259

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-0932

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00586-010-1532-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany