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

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Published in European Spine Journal. 2014, vol. 23 Suppl 4, p. S424-31
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 ChildFemaleHumansInfantMusculoskeletal Abnormalities/radiography/surgeryProstheses and ImplantsRibs/abnormalities/radiography/surgeryScoliosis/congenital/radiography/surgeryThoracic Vertebrae/abnormalities/radiography/surgeryThoracic Wall/radiography/surgeryThoracoplasty/adverse effects/methodsThoracostomy/adverse effects/methodsTitanium
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PMID: 24823848
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Research group Groupe Lascombes Pierre (orthopédie pédiatrique) (917)
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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. S424-31. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55185

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