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Scoliosis and Intraspinal Anomalies / Dural Ectasia: Case-Based Debate

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The webinar will include short didactic opposing arguments, case presentations and expert panelists to highlight differing management options surrounding intraspinal anomalies encountered in scoliosis surgery (tethered cord, split cord malformation, duralectasia).


Target Audience:

Spine surgeons (orthopaedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants.



  • Steven W. Hwang, MD
  • Yong Qlu, MD
  • Amer F. Samdani, MD
  • Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS
  • Muharrem Yazici, MD


Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the evidence for and against detethering prior to scoliosis surgery
  2. Incorporate how factors such as use of halo-gravity traction, shortening osteotomies (PSO/VCR), or timing of staged surgery impact surgical planning with intraspinal anomalies
  3. Formulate a comprehensive approach to managing dural ectasia and durotomies
Price: $0.00