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What is the fatality rate associated with scoliosis?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low

But higher than average and usually associated in surgeries in persons under fifty and mostly in their teens.

In brief: Low

But higher than average and usually associated in surgeries in persons under fifty and mostly in their teens.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Zero in childhood

Developmental scoliosis in childhood is not directly related to mortality.
If severe & surgical intervention is necessary, then there is a minute risk of mortality. If acquired scoliosis, then mortality risk increases with age, medical complications, underlying cause & debility.

In brief: Zero in childhood

Developmental scoliosis in childhood is not directly related to mortality.
If severe & surgical intervention is necessary, then there is a minute risk of mortality. If acquired scoliosis, then mortality risk increases with age, medical complications, underlying cause & debility.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nonop v op v type

This depends on multiple factors such as the cause of the scoliosis, the age of the patient, the health and nutrional status of the patient and the severity of the deformity as well as the skill of the surgeon and of the hospital staff asscociated with all aspects of that patient's care

In brief: Nonop v op v type

This depends on multiple factors such as the cause of the scoliosis, the age of the patient, the health and nutrional status of the patient and the severity of the deformity as well as the skill of the surgeon and of the hospital staff asscociated with all aspects of that patient's care
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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