Can Breast Asymmetry Following the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis with Growing Rod Be Prevented? : A Preliminary Analysis

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Atici Y., Polat B., Erdogan S., Gurpinar T., DEMİRÖZ S.

JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, vol.63, no.2, pp.228-236, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3340/jkns.2019.0192
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-236
  • Keywords: Spine, Growing rod, Breast, Scoliosis, Surgery, 3-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS, SURGERY, THORACOPLASTY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Objective : It can be assumed that the progression of scoliosis in the juvenile period will increase the asymmetry in the rib cage, and thus will contribute to an increase in the breast asymmetry (BA) in the future. We are looking for answers to the questions; "How will the breasts look with respect to each other and what is the possibility of developing BA in the early follow-up period following the early surgical treatment and final fusion surgery of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS)?" For this reason, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the breast asymmetries of patients in the period after the final fusion.