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Table 3 Perioperative complications of AIS surgery based on Harms Study Group Complication Categories

From: Perioperative outcome and complications following single-staged Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) using pedicle screw instrumentation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): a review of 1057 cases from a single centre

Complications Overall (n = 1057) %
Major
 In-hospital death 0 0
 Transient neurological deficit
  Spinal Cord \( \left.\begin{array}{c}1\\ {}4\end{array}\right\}{\displaystyle \begin{array}{c}5\\ {}\end{array}} \) \( \left.\begin{array}{l}0.09\\ {}0.38\end{array}\right\}{\displaystyle \begin{array}{c}0.47\\ {}\end{array}} \)
  Nerve Roots
 Deep infection 2 0.19
 Superior mesenteric artery syndrome 2 0.19
 Massive blood loss 1 0.09
Minor
 Superficial infection 12 1.14
 Intraoperative seizure 1 0.09
 Lung atelectasis 1 0.09
Overall complication rate 24 2.27