Cite

Copy

Tap on and choose 'Add to Home Screen' to create a shortcut app

Tap on and choose 'Install/Install App' to create a shortcut app

Outcome of Therapies for Metabolic Bone Disease in Children

This page was last updated on May 9th, 2017

Outcome After Surgery

  • Advanced symptoms = poor prognosis: Children with advanced neurological symptoms at the time of intervention have a worse prognosis.
  • Decompression successful for most: Craniovertebral decompression ameliorates symptoms of cervicomedullary compression (neurological and respiratory) in most children with achondroplasia (3).
  • Fusion successful for 90%: Successful fusion can be anticipated in up to 90% of children wtih skeletal dysplasia (1, 7).
  • Instability adjacent to fusion for 1/3: Junctional instability below a previous successful fusion has been reported in up to one third of children with Morquio syndrome, thereby underscoring the importance of long-term follow-up (7).

Your donations keep us going

The ISPN Guide is free to use, but we rely on donations to fund our ongoing work and to maintain more than a thousand pages of information created to disseminate the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of paediatric neurosurgery.

By making a donation to The ISPN Guide you are also indirectly helping the many thousands of children around the world whose treatment depends on well-informed surgeons.

Please consider making a donation today.

Use the app

The ISPN Guide can be used as a standalone app, both on mobile devices and desktop computers. It’s quick and easy to use.

Fully featured

Free registration grants you full access to The Guide and host of featured designed to help further your own education.

Stay updated

The ISPN Guide continues to expand both in breadth and depth. Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our progress.