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Laminotomy and total reconstruction of the posterior spinal arch for spinal canal surgery in childhood

A J Raimondi, F A Gutierrez, C Di Rocco
Journal of Neurosurgery 1976, 45 (5): 555-60
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Kyphosis, anterior subluxation, and instability of the spine are reported as postoperative complications of multiple level laminectomies in children. The surgical procedure of multiple level laminotomies is proposed as an alternative. Indications in infants and children, the surgical technique, and the postoperative management are presented. The goal is preservation of the normal architecture of the spine in patients who are still developing.

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