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J Korean Soc Spine Surg. 2005 Mar;12(1):87-90. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4184/jkss.2005.12.1.87
Jeong ST , Hwang SC , Cho SH .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Gyeong-Sang National University, Korea. ssurgeon@nongae.gsnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine in neurofibromatosis patient, but kyphosis of the cervical spine has rarely been reported. Most authors have reported anterior corpectomy and multilevel interbody grafting and plate osteosynthesis, combined with posterior arthrodesis, as the treatment of cervical kyphosis in neurofibromatosis. A case is presented of a 17-yearold boy with neurofibromatosis Who had 52 degrees of dystrophic kyphosis (as measured on radiographs between C3 and C7) of the cervical spine. He was treated successfully by anterior multilevel interbody grafting using an autogenous iliac bone graft. Anterior corpectomy and arthrodesis appears to provide another surgical option with a moderate degree of cervical kyphosis.

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