Tips and tricks to obtain good results in the surgical treatment of congenital scoliosis by posterior hemivertebra resection and segmental spinal fusion

Traian Stefan Gavriliu, Ecaterina Maria Japie, Serban Hamei, Bianca Mihaescu, Cosmin Simion


Fully segmented hemivertebra represents one of the most frequent cause of congenital scoliosis. This spinal malformation requires in many cases surgery and nowadays the golden standard is represented by posterior hemivertebra resection and segmental posterior fusion. The technique is a demanding one, but with proper preoperative planning and careful surgery, it ensures good results. Some tips and tricks are useful to avoid poor results and re-interventions.


hemivertebra, congenital scoliosis, posterior approach, segmental fusio

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