Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia.

Sanjay N. Misra, Howard W. Morgan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The authors review the management of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in cases of achondroplasia. The presence of angular thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia is well recognized. In children this is initially a nonfixed deformity that persists, however, in more than 10% of individuals and becomes a fixed thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. Additionally, with the coexistent spinal canal stenosis, neurological damage can occur and manifest as spinal cord or cauda equina compression. The nature of this condition, the natural history, and management options are discussed. Anatomical and biomechanical factors relevant to the condition are specifically highlighted. Avoidance of pitfalls in the management of these patients is discussed for both pediatric and adult patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

Fingerprint

Achondroplasia
Cauda Equina
Spinal Stenosis
Kyphosis
Spinal Canal
Natural History
Spinal Cord
Pediatrics

Cite this

Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia. / Misra, Sanjay N.; Morgan, Howard W.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{803b4c6ecc524f19929404cd285c94ee,
title = "Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia.",
abstract = "The authors review the management of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in cases of achondroplasia. The presence of angular thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia is well recognized. In children this is initially a nonfixed deformity that persists, however, in more than 10{\%} of individuals and becomes a fixed thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. Additionally, with the coexistent spinal canal stenosis, neurological damage can occur and manifest as spinal cord or cauda equina compression. The nature of this condition, the natural history, and management options are discussed. Anatomical and biomechanical factors relevant to the condition are specifically highlighted. Avoidance of pitfalls in the management of these patients is discussed for both pediatric and adult patients.",
author = "Misra, {Sanjay N.} and Morgan, {Howard W.}",
year = "2003",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
journal = "Neurosurgical Focus",
issn = "1092-0684",
publisher = "American Association of Neurological Surgeons",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Thoracolumbar spinal deformity in achondroplasia.

AU - Misra, Sanjay N.

AU - Morgan, Howard W.

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - The authors review the management of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in cases of achondroplasia. The presence of angular thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia is well recognized. In children this is initially a nonfixed deformity that persists, however, in more than 10% of individuals and becomes a fixed thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. Additionally, with the coexistent spinal canal stenosis, neurological damage can occur and manifest as spinal cord or cauda equina compression. The nature of this condition, the natural history, and management options are discussed. Anatomical and biomechanical factors relevant to the condition are specifically highlighted. Avoidance of pitfalls in the management of these patients is discussed for both pediatric and adult patients.

AB - The authors review the management of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in cases of achondroplasia. The presence of angular thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia is well recognized. In children this is initially a nonfixed deformity that persists, however, in more than 10% of individuals and becomes a fixed thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. Additionally, with the coexistent spinal canal stenosis, neurological damage can occur and manifest as spinal cord or cauda equina compression. The nature of this condition, the natural history, and management options are discussed. Anatomical and biomechanical factors relevant to the condition are specifically highlighted. Avoidance of pitfalls in the management of these patients is discussed for both pediatric and adult patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33645929769&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33645929769&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 15766221

AN - SCOPUS:33645929769

VL - 14

JO - Neurosurgical Focus

JF - Neurosurgical Focus

SN - 1092-0684

IS - 1

ER -