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Figure A shows a 1-year-old female who presented with a spinal deformity noted by her pediatrician. Her father has a history of adolescent onset scoliosis, but required no treatment. Figure B shows an MRI of her spine. What is the next best step in treating this condition?
Serial derotational casting
Release of tethered cord
Vertebrectomy with fusion
Posterior spinal fusion
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A 6-year-old girl has a painless spinal deformity. Examination reveals 2+ and equal knee jerks and ankle jerks, negative clonus, and a negative Babinski. The straight leg raising test is negative. Abdominal reflexes are asymmetrical. PA and lateral radiographs are shown in Figures 15a and 15b. What is the next most appropriate step in management?
MRI of the spinal axis
A brace for scoliosis
Observation, with reevaluation in 6 to 12 months
Posterior spinal fusion from T6 to T12