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Long-Term Results of Posterior Functional Rhizotomy

  • V. A. Fasano
  • G. Broggi
  • S. Zeme
  • G. Lo Russo
  • A. Sguazzi
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 30)

Summary

The long-term results (2–7 years) of posterior functional rhizotomy (personal technique) in 80 cases of spastic cerebral palsy are presented. The lack of recurrencies, the minimal side effects, the effective improvement of spasticity in all cases, the actual suprasegmental improvement suggest posterior functional rhizotomy for the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy, associated with a physiotherapeutic rehabilitative treatment and orthopedic corrective treatment.

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Minimal Side Effect Permanent Reduction Orthopaedic Treatment Spastic Cerebral Palsy 
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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Fasano
    • 1
  • G. Broggi
  • S. Zeme
  • G. Lo Russo
  • A. Sguazzi
  1. 1.Istituto di NeurochirurgiaUniversitá di TorinoTorinoItaly

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