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Table 4 List of other long-term complications as found in literature [24]

From: Rate of complications in scoliosis surgery – a systematic review of the Pub Med literature

Complication
Curvature progression after surgery [10, 13, 8691]
Decompensation [9297]
Increased sagittal deformity [98]
Increased torso deformity [99104]
Emotional breakdown [88]
Gastrointestinal bleeding (late complication 6 years post surgery) [105]
Subarachnoid-pleural fistula [106]
Blindness due to central retinal artery occlusion [107]
Kidney failure due to compression of a ureter [108]
Nerve root injury and degeneration due to compression [109]
Recurrent meningitis [110]
Chronic intermittent vomiting [111, 112]
Cast syndrome [113, 114]