Lateral decompensation after fusion of the lumbar curve. The lumbar curve has been fused; the thoracic curve progressed leading to a decompensation to the thoracic convex side. Because of the imbalanced appearance the patient was dissatisfied. There was no cosmetic/psychological benefit in this case and therefore this surgery should perhaps not have been performed.
Weiss and Goodall Scoliosis 2008 3:9 doi:10.1186/1748-7161-3-9