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Nakanishi, Kazuo
Yamane, Kentarou
Misawa, Haruo
Saiga, Kenta
Abstract
Here we report a case of surgery for kyphosis of the thoracolumbar spine in an elderly patient, in whom surgery was performed because the patient had developed intractable digestive symptoms. The case was that of a 76-year-old female with complaints of back pain and dysphagia. When videofluoroscopic examination (VF) of swallowing was performed in the cardia of the stomach, images that indicated stagnation and the reflux of food were observed. It was easier for the patient to swallow food in the extension position. We performed corrective fusion of the posterior spine. After the surgery, the kyphosis angle was improved to 27°, the patient's back pain was alleviated, and it became easier for the patient to swallow food. VF also showed that the patient's difficulties with the passage of food had improved. We believe that surgery is a good treatment option for cases of kyphosis with digestive symptoms and deteriorating activities of daily living (ADL), even in the absence of pain and paralysis. VF is also useful for performing evaluations before and after surgery.
Keywords
kyphosis
dysphagia
videofluoroscopic examination of swallowing (VF)
fusion
Amo Type
Case Report
Published Date
2011-06
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume65
Issue
issue3
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
211
End Page
214
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
Copyright Holders
CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
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