Does Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity Affect the Cognitive Abilities in Patients over 50 Years of Age?

Nabiyev, Vugar
Ayhani, Selim
Niyazi, Asli
Mmopelwal, Tiro
Domingo-Sabat, Montse
Vila-Casademunt, Alba
Pellise, Ferran
Alanay, Ahmet
Perez-Grueso, Francisco J. Sanchez
Kleinstuck, Frank
Obeid, Ibrahim
Acaroglu, Emre
AIM: To analyze the cognitive abilities of older patients undergoing spinal deformity surgery so as to understand whether adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is associated with postoperative cognitive malfunction.


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Citation Formats
V. Nabiyev et al., “Does Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity Affect the Cognitive Abilities in Patients over 50 Years of Age?,” TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, pp. 779–784, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: