Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Congenital Scoliosis
Celal Ozbek CAKIR, Suleyman R. CAYLI
Private Park Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Malatya, Turkey Congenital scoliosis is the deformity of the spine that is caused due to intrauterine development anomaly of spine. The defects developing during formation and segmentation periods of the spine may cause a vertebra anomaly. These defects of the vertebra may cause a serious deformity and pulmonary problems because of restriction of thorax development in early childhood. Diagnosis and treatment of congenital scoliosis is important because of its serious complications. We discuss the diagnosis and treatment methods of congenital scoliosis. Keywords : Classification, Congenital scoliosis, Surgical treatment, Scoliosis
Corresponding author : Suleyman Caylı, srcayli@gmail.com