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Treatment of congenital thoracic scoliosis with associated rib fusions using VEPTR expansion thoracostomy: a surgical technique

Published inEuropean spine journal, vol. 23 Suppl 4, p. S424-431
Publication date2014
Abstract

Untreated growing patients with congenital scoliosis and fused ribs will develop finally thoracic insufficiency syndrome. The technique of expansion thoracoplasty with implantation of a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) was introduced initially to treat these children.

Keywords
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Musculoskeletal Abnormalities/radiography/surgery
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Ribs/abnormalities/radiography/surgery
  • Scoliosis/congenital/radiography/surgery
  • Thoracic Vertebrae/abnormalities/radiography/surgery
  • Thoracic Wall/radiography/surgery
  • Thoracoplasty/adverse effects/methods
  • Thoracostomy/adverse effects/methods
  • Titanium
Citation (ISO format)
DAYER, Romain Olivier Pierre, CERONI, Dimitri, LASCOMBES, Pierre François Marie. Treatment of congenital thoracic scoliosis with associated rib fusions using VEPTR expansion thoracostomy: a surgical technique. In: European spine journal, 2014, vol. 23 Suppl 4, p. S424–431. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3338-3
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