What is the risk for pulmonary complications following surgery for idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Some complications have been associated with particular surgical approaches to scoliosis. For instance, chylothorax and tension pneumothorax have both been reported in association with VATS procedures. [144, 145]


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