This 18-year-old had a progressive severe congenital kyphosis with a marked visible deformity. He had neurologic symptoms which limited his walking.
The CT scan and MRI demonstrated the deformity and the spinal cord draped over the kyphosis giving rise to the neurologic symptoms.
The 3D scan shows the deformity well for surgical planning.
The patient underwent a PVCR( posterior vertebral column resection). The vertebral bodies were resected via a posterior approach to decompress the spine (take the pressure off the spinal cord ) and then correct the spine.
Removing the vertebral bodies and the bony elements all around the spinal cord gives an opportunity to shorten the spinal column and safely correct the spine.