Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods for Early Scoliosis Treatment in Coffin-Siris Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review.

Journal: The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Treatment Used: Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods
Number of Patients: 1
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MediFind Summary

Summary: This case report describes an 8-year-old female with Coffin-Siris Syndrome (CSS) scoliosis (spinal curvature) treated with magnetically controlled growing rods.

Conclusion: A female child with Coffin-Siris Syndrome scoliosis (spinal curvature) was successfully treated with magnetically controlled growing rods.

Abstract

Coffin-Siris Syndrome (CSS) is a rare, genetic syndrome characterized by multiple anomalies, including scoliosis. However, there are only a few reports about the management of scoliosis in these patients. We present the case of an 8-year-old female with CSS presenting with a progressive, rigid thoracolumbar kyphoscoliosis. She was successfully treated with a magnetically controlled growing rod, demonstrating improved ambulatory capacity and performance of activities of daily living. In pediatric patients with Coffin-Siris syndrome, magnetic expandable rods can be considered as an option for the management of progressive early-onset scoliosis. Level of Evidence: V.

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