Long Term Treatment of Scoliosis with Chondrodysplasia Punctata. Two Cases Report

Satoshi Baba, Noriaki Kawakami, Tetsuya Ohara, Toshiki Saito, Ryoji Tauchi, Kazuaki Morishita, Ippei Yamauchi
Journal of Spine Research  
Chondrodysplasia punctata (CDP) is a skeletal dysplasia characterized by stippled epiphyses during infancy. Although spinal deformities have been noted in CDP patients, there are few reports for the development and management of early onset scoliosis. We report about two cases of scoliosis with CDP have treated for long term. Case Report: Two cases are also female of Conradi-Hünermann type CDP with early onset scoliosis. One case with moderate but flexible scoliosis was performed cast and brace
more » ... treatment for 6 years from the age of 4, and anterior-posterior final fusion was performed when she was 10 years old. The other case with significant kyphoscoliosis was performed growth sparing surgery for 6 years from the age of 8 and posterior final fusion was performed when she was 14 years old. Conclusion: Both cases could be avoid from early spinal fusion surgery and kept growth during treatment before the final spinal fusion surgery.
doi:10.34371/jspineres.2021-0406 fatcat:jphtfkbsdnc7xg5iplmluh4fvq