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Postoperative Vertebral Column Complications

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Vertebral column deformities after resection of posterior fossa tumors in children have been well documented. These include mainly postlaminectomy kyphosis and cervical instability. Risk factors for postoperative vertebral column deformities include multiple levels of laminectomies, involvement of C2, cervical region, childhood, adjuvant radiotherapy, lateral extension of decompression, facetectomy, and number of levels resected.

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  • Postlaminectomy Kyphosis
  • Vertebral Column Deformities
  • Posterior Fossa Tumors
  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Lordosis

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Tanrıkulu, B., Özek, M.M., Konya, D. (2015). Postoperative Vertebral Column Complications. In: Özek, M., Cinalli, G., Maixner, W., Sainte-Rose, C. (eds) Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11274-9_63

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