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A hitherto unrecognised problem of pericardial tamponade complicating spinal surgery in a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is reported in this paper.

Type

Journal article

Journal

European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

Publication Date

10/1993

Volume

2

Pages

175 - 176

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Spine, Humans, Scoliosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Cardiac Tamponade, Acute Disease, Orthopedic Procedures, Adolescent, Male