P.P., a 14-year-old girl, presented to us with progressive difficulty walking over the past 3 months, to the point where she needed support. She had a spinal deformity that was noticed 2-3 years ago, which had been progressively worsening. Imaging revealed a congenital kyphoscoliosis due to a hemivertebra. The deformity had caused the spinal cord to kink, resulting in neurological weakness (progressive paralysis) in the lower extremities.
She underwent posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) surgery to decompress the spinal cord. Following extensive rehabilitation, she was able to walk normally and resume all activities, including playing badminton as a hobby.