Severe scoliosis associated with Costello syndrome: a case report.

T. Motosuneya, T. Asazuma, T. Tsuji, H. Watanabe, Y. Nakayama, K. Nemoto

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Costello syndrome is characterised by dwarfism, unique cutaneous lesions, a distinct facial gestalt, and mental retardation. There have been no detailed reports of severe spinal deformities requiring surgical treatment as a complication of Costello syndrome. We report a case of a 10-year-old girl with progressive scoliosis associated with Costello syndrome. She underwent anterior release and posterior surgical correction and fusion from T5 to L2 using a third generation hook and rod system plus spinous process wiring. Congenital portal vein deficiency and coagulopathy were other major complications. At 15-month follow-up, the patient had good balance and no evidence of instrumentation failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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