Buckling Collapse of Midcervical Backbone Secondary to Neurofibromatosis.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;114:228-229
Authors: Shah KC, Gadia A, Nagad P, Bhojraj S, Nene A
Buckling collapse is the time period usually used to explain extreme kyphosis >100 levels, characteristically seen in thoracolumbar tuberculosis. Neurofibromatosis isn’t related to extreme cervical kyphosis. Dystrophic modifications in vertebra make surgical correction and fusion difficult. Single-stage cervical osteotomies (e.g., pedicle subtraction osteotomy, vertebral column resection) are generally performed in cervicothoracic junction. Nonetheless, it’s technically difficult and related to excessive danger of vertebral artery damage, neural damage, and many others. when carried out in increased cervical backbone. Therefore in our case we did a staged process performing circumferential osteotomy for buckling kyphosis within the midcervical backbone. As a result of it concerned midcervical backbone and there was no chin-to-chest deformity, we most well-liked the anterior-posterior-anterior sequence.
PMID: 29550597 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]