Perioperative complications associated with spinal fusion in Rett Syndrome

Izatt, Maree T., Downs, Jenny, Wong, Kingsley, Jacoby, Peter, Askin, Geoffrey N., McPhee, Bruce, Cundy, Peter, & Leonard, Helen (2016) Perioperative complications associated with spinal fusion in Rett Syndrome. In Williams, Richard (Ed.) 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, 8-10 April 2016, Melbourne, Vic. (Unpublished)

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Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder usually affecting females. Scoliosis occurs commonly and spinal fusion may be recommended if severe. We investigated short term complications of spinal fusion and the influence of pre-operative Cobb angle on aspects of the inpatient stay. Respiratory complications and severe bleeding occurred commonly following spinal fusion, but the extent of respiratory complications was greater in those with a larger pre-operative spinal deformity. Earlier spinal fusion has potential to reduce the short term complications of spinal fusion surgery and as a consequence, reduce hospital costs.

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ID Code: 97535
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: rett syndrome, perioperative complications, genetic disorder, scoliosis, spine deformity, Cobb angle
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Authors
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2016 22:33
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 22:51

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