Connective Tissue Syndromes: Themes and Guidelines for the Spine Deformity Surgeon

Eric W. Tan, Paul D. Sponseller

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Abstract

Connective tissue disorders affect all of the spinal elements. Accurate diagnosis is important to direct management of related system disorders. Marfan, Beals, Shprintzen-Goldeberg, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers-Danlos, and Stickler syndromes are reviewed. Special attention should be paid at surgery to selecting proper fusion levels to avoid fixation failure and dural compromise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalSpine deformity
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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