Year 2018, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 105 - 110 2018-08-15

Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report

Vaner Köksal [1] , Seda Avnioğlu [2]

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The lumbar vertebral column is a complex structure formed by the fusion of intervertebral joints. It protects the spinal cord

by wrapping around it, carries most of the body’s weight and creates a flexible structure for the body. As individuals with

congenital deformities of the lumbar vertebral column age, they develop some changes in the anatomy of the spine and

with some consequences. In this case, a 35-year-old male patient had a deteriorated posture together with back pain since

childhood. He had walking difficulty and numbness in two legs during walking for the last three years. He fell due to a sudden

brake while he was travelling afoot by bus in 2015. He was admitted to the emergency service with loss of strength in

two legs. Lumbar CT and MRI showed a severe narrowing of the spinal canal due to lumbar kyphoscoliosis. The patient had

neurological deficits after hyperflexion trauma. The patient underwent emergency decompressive surgery due to marked

paraparesis and narrow spinal canal. At the end of the first post-operative month, his clinical complaints were almost completely

resolved, and his biomechanical balance did not show radiological deterioration. While the anatomical change that

occurred during the natural course of congenital kyphoscoliosis increased the stability of the lumbar spine, it severely narrowed

the spinal canal and affected the spinal nerves and thereby caused severe neurological deficits.

balance, kyphoscoliosis, lumbar, narrow spinal canal, congenital deformity
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4902-5298
Author: Vaner Köksal (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Faculty of Medicine, Research and Training Hospital, Rize
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1719-4190
Author: Seda Avnioğlu
Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Alanya, Antalya
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: August 15, 2018

Bibtex @case report { anatomy433169, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, eissn = {1308-8459}, address = {Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA)}, year = {2018}, volume = {12}, pages = {105 - 110}, doi = {}, title = {Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report}, key = {cite}, author = {Köksal, Vaner and Avnioğlu, Seda} }
APA Köksal, V , Avnioğlu, S . (2018). Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report. Anatomy, 12 (2), 105-110. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/anatomy/issue/42272/433169
MLA Köksal, V , Avnioğlu, S . "Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report". Anatomy 12 (2018): 105-110 <http://dergipark.org.tr/anatomy/issue/42272/433169>
Chicago Köksal, V , Avnioğlu, S . "Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report". Anatomy 12 (2018): 105-110
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ISNAD Köksal, Vaner , Avnioğlu, Seda . "Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report". Anatomy 12 / 2 (August 2018): 105-110.
AMA Köksal V , Avnioğlu S . Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report. Anat. 2018; 12(2): 105-110.
Vancouver Köksal V , Avnioğlu S . Effect of decompressive surgery on spine balance in congenital lumbar kyphoscoliosis: anatomical aspect with a case report. Anatomy. 2018; 12(2): 110-105.