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Delayed pharyngo-esophageal perforation: Rare complication of anterior cervical spine surgery

Shenoy, SN and Raja, A (2003) Delayed pharyngo-esophageal perforation: Rare complication of anterior cervical spine surgery. Neurol India, 52 (4). pp. 534-536.

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Abstract

An injury to the pharynx and esophagus is a known complication of anterior cervical spine surgery. Two cases of delayed pharyngo-esophageal perforation following anterior cervical spine surgery that resulted in fistula are presented. We postulate that graft displacement and dislodgement of implant with resulting esophageal erosion was responsible for this complication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cervical spine, anterior fusion, pharyngo-esophageal perforation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neuro Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 04:20
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2011 04:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/392

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