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SIDERAKIS, Nicolás et al. Analysis of the behavior of the lumbar segment without spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with curvature of lenke type 1 . Coluna/Columna [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.145-147. ISSN 1808-1851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-18512012000200011.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of lumbar segment without arthrodesis in the coronal plane, after selective thoracic fusions for with curvature of Lenke type 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with curvature of Lenke type 1. METHODS: Twenty one patients were evaluated, with a mean follow-up of 29.71 months (range: 24-60 months) with retrospective clinical and radiographic analysis of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with curvature of Lenke type 1 (ABC). RESULTS: The increase of the angle of the lumbar curve without fusion was documented at the end of the follow-up in patients with coronal plane imbalance. CONCLUSION: Lumbar curve without fusion progressed at the end of the follow-up in patients with documented coronal plane imbalance (3/21).
Keywords : Lumbosacral region; Scoliosis; Spinal fusion; Adolescent.