Selective dorsal rhizotomy for children with spasticity

A. R. Prats, G. Morrison, P. Jayakar, C. Tylowski, O. Papazian

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Many children with cerebral palsy have spasticity. Spasticity may interfere with the daily care of these children as well as their ability to ambulate. Selective dorsal rhizotomy is an innovative neurosurgical procedure being performed with increasing frequency to reduce spasticity in selected children. This paper will discuss the selection process of appropriate candidates as well as the surgical procedure and results of surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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