Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report

  • Iamze Taboridze Grigol Robakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Lali Aladashvili Grigol Robakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Irakli Vardzukashvili David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

Abstract

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder of variable inheritance that affects multiple organ systems. Scoliosis affects around 60% of Marfan patients and may progress rapidly during growth spurts, leading to marked deformity, pain and restricted ventilatory deficit. The purpose of this paper is to describe a 13-year-old female patient with Marfan syndrome and surgical treatment of scoliosis. The results indicate that posterior-only surgery with instrumented fixation and fusion is effective and safe for the treatment of scoliosis in selected patients with Marfan syndrome.

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Published
2017-01-04
How to Cite
Taboridze, I., Aladashvili, L., & Vardzukashvili, I. (2017). Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n10p%p