TITLE

Shortening of Growing-Rod Spinal Instrumentation Reverses Cardiac Failure in Child with Marfan Syndrome and Scoliosis: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Skaggs, David L.; Bushman, Gerald; Grunander, Todd; Wong, Pierre C.; Sankar, Wudbhav N.; Tolo, Vernon T.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 12, p2745
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the case of a fourteen month old child with Marfan syndrome and scoliosis who presented to physicians for spinal rod implantation to fuse and straighten the spine and eliminate scoliosis. The patient later underwent a spine lengthening procedure and began to develop heart problems. Surgeons returned the spine to its previous length and the patient's heart problems disappeared. She was discharged within a week.
ACCESSION #
36346504

 

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