Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
General Approach to Spine Deformities
Mehmet Resid ONEN, Sait NADERI
Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey Malalignment of the spine can be defined as a spinal deformity. Spinal deformities may be secondary to a variety of causes including congenital anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, skeletal dysplasies, and some other developmental disorders. Pediatric spine deformities may be accompanied by neural and systemic organ pathologies. Therefore the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up strategies may change. Patient age and type of deformity is of importance. Besides standards for the diagnosis and treatment of spine deformities, many classification systems have also been defined for standardization.

Currently spine deformity is diagnosed using scoliosis graphs, CT and MRI. Scoliosis is corrected and instrumented under neuromonitorization. In this study, the general approach to the spine deformities is summarized. Keywords : Deformity, Scoliosis, Spinal deformity

Corresponding author : Sait Nader, saitnaderi@yahoo.com