Objectives of our research: tо follow long-term results of staged surgical treatment of a patient with sharp-angled myelomeningocele-related rigid kyphosis, back skin scarring, and skin ulceration on top of gibbous; to assess efficiency and safety of using external distraction method as a preparatory stage for kyphectomy in such patients. Usage of external distraction with subsequent kyphectomy in patient with sharp-angled myelomeningocele-related kyphosis and skin ulceration led to satisfactory long-term results.
*Division of Axial skeleton and Neurosurgery
‡Pediatric Neurosurgical Department
†Ilizarov Center, Kurgan, Russia
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