Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

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Are there any surgeries that could be helpful for people with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI?

A doctor may recommend certain surgeries to people with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI depending on the severity of the signs of their conditions. Some people with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI have surgeries to lessen the pressure on the spinal cord, to fuse the bones in the neck, to remove the tonsils or adenoids in the throat, to fix problems with the heart, and for other reasons. Each surgery a person with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI has should be discussed with a doctor who is knowledgeable about their condition before they have a procedure.

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