Superior Vena Cava Compression During Posterior Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis

Hogan, Kathleen A.; Harvey, Susan C.; Conway, William F.; DeRosimo, John F.; Gross, Richard H.
March 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 3, p696
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a sixteen year old girl with idiopathic scoliosis who underwent spinal fusion treatment which resulted in her developing a superior vena cava compression. A discussion of the girl's recuperation and of the importance of positioning a patient properly during surgery is presented.


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