Spine Surgery Cases: Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis

Miqad A.

This patient was a 23 year old male from Saudi Arabia who had neurofibromatosis and severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis. Patient complained of back pain and some shortness of breath along with preoperative right leg pain in his posterior thigh and calf. He presented with some lower extremity weakness and a spastic gait. Patient was in halo gravity for two months for a severe deformity greater than 180 degrees of kyphoscoliosis. Following the Halo Traction, M.A. had a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion from T1-L4 and is doing well. MORE

Rebecca N.

14-year-old female with neurofibromatosis (a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system causing tumors, usually benign, to form on nerve tissue). She presented with a severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis and advanced myelopathy. Her 3-dimensional CT scan and sagittal MRI show her severely angular midthoracic deformity with tenting and MORE

Cameron R.

9+8-year-old male with neurofibromatosis with resultant early-onset scoliosis treated with multiple surgeries with areas of his spine that did not completely heal. He was referred to us with a 130-degree scoliosis and nearly 90° of kyphosis. He underwent preliminary halo-gravity traction and a revision posterior reconstruction with a 3-level VCR MORE