The results of hemivertebra resection by the posterior approach in children with a mean follow-up of five Years
AuthorErturer, Ramazan Erden
Kilinc, Bekir Eray
Gokcen, Huseyin Bahadir
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CitationErturer, R. E., Kilinc, B. E., Gokcen, B., Erdogan, S., Kara, K., & Ozturk, C. (2017). The Results of Hemivertebra Resection by the Posterior Approach in Children with a Mean Follow-Up of Five Years. Advances in Orthopedics, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4213413
Aim. To evaluate the radiologic and clinical results of patients who underwent deformity correction and stabilization for congenital spinal deformities using pedicle screws after hemivertebra resection. Material and Method. Nine patients, mean age 9.2, who underwent posterior hemivertebrectomy and transpedicular fixation for congenital spinal deformity and had longer than five years of follow-up were evaluated retrospectively. The hemivertebrae were located in the thoracic region in 4 patients and thoracolumbar transition region in 5 patients. The patients were evaluated radiologically and clinically in the postoperative period. Results. Mean length of follow-up was 64.2 months. The mean operating time was 292 minutes. The mean blood loss was 236 mL. The average hospitalization timewas 7 days. The amount of correction on the coronal planeswasmeasured as 31%. Themean segmental kyphosis angle was 45.7 degrees preoperatively and it wasmeasured 2.7 degrees in the follow-up period. There were no statistically significant differences between the early postoperative period and final follow-up X-rays with respect to coronal and sagittal plane deformities. Conclusion. The ability to obtain a sufficient and balanced correction in the cases accompanied by long compensator curvatures that have a structural character in hemivertebra may require longer fusion levels.