Single-staged double anterior and posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid adult spinal deformity: A report of four cases

Baron S. Lonner, Sai Kiran Murthy, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei

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Abstract

Background context: Sequential anterior/posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid adult spinal deformity has become a standard operative option. Single-staged double anterior/posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid double major curvature has not been reported in the literature to date. Purpose: To report a previously unreported approach for rigid double major curvature of the thoracic and thoracolumbar spine with emphasis on indications and avoiding complications. Study design: Four cases of sequential double anterior/posterior spinal reconstruction are reported. Methods: Single-staged double anterior spinal reconstruction was performed on four adult patients with rigid thoracic and thoracolumbar scoliosis. Osteotomies were performed by the anterior and posterior approach and followed by posterior instrumentation. A right thoracotomy and left retropleural/retroperitoneal approach was performed for each patient followed by the posterior approach in a single stage. Results: Only one complication occurred, a posterior dural tear, treated without incident. A high level of patient satisfaction and return to activity was noted. Solid arthrodesis with good coronal and sagittal balance occurred in all patients. Conclusions: Single-staged double anterior/posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid adult deformity can be performed safely and effectively with good patient outcome. The procedure should be reserved only for those patients with severe double major curvature of similar magnitude and rigidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalSpine Journal
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult scoliosis
  • Double major curvature
  • Rigid deformity
  • Single stage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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