One-Stage Anterior and Posterior Correction of Severe Kyphosis of the Cervical Spine in Neurofibromatosis: A Case Report

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Abstract

A case is presented of a 29-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis, who had a 100$$ dystrophic kyphosis of the cervical spine and was successfully treated by a one-stage anterior and posterior correction. Anterior distractive and posterior compressive corrections were simultaneously applied keeping the posterior longitudinal ligament intact. The kyphosis was corrected to 42$$. Safety and better results of the one-stage correction of kyphosis, is based on a concept of shortening the spinal canal.

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