Heroic Surgery Is Not Always Necessary In Every Case of Congenital Kyphoscoliosis

16-year old Lingamurty [name changed] had a progressive spinal deformity since early childhood. He had undergone foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation, in early childhood. This is a surgery done at the junction of head and neck so as to restore circulation of fluid in the brain and spine. Despite this, his deformity had progressively increased.

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Kyphosis Correction In A Patient With Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia

14-year old Sheetal [name changed] presented to the OPD of the author with features of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia. She had kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction with features of progression associated with pain [figure 1]. In view of this, she was offered surgical intervention in the form of PVCR [posterior vertebral column resection] at the apex of deformity.

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