VEPTR expansion thoracoplasty procedures treat volume depletion deformities of The thorax which cause thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Thoracic insufficiency syndrome is The inability of The thorax to support normal respiration or lung growth. Conditions such as congenital scoliosis and fused ribs, early onset scoliosis and infantile scoliosis, myelomeningocele, and congenital deficiencies of The chest wall can be addressed by VEPTR expansion thoracoplasty without inhibiting The growth of The spine. Advances in imaging techniques such as dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of The lungs will enable a better understanding of The biomechanical deficits of The thorax in thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Growing Spine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 2010|
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