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Rotational dislocation of the thoracolumbar spine

Case report and review of the literature.

Ujjwal K. Debnath, Subramanyam Naidu Maripuri, Bahram Mobini, Mohamed R. Etemadifar and Syed M. Hossein Mehdian

✓ The authors report a rare case of rotational dislocation of the thoracolumbar spine in a 12-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis Type 1. The patient had progressive spinal kyphoscoliosis with acute-onset paraplegia. She was treated with corrective traction preoperatively, followed by spinal decompression and circumferential spinal fusion without instrumentation. She had complete neurological recovery after a solid fusion of her spine.