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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 534--536

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

SN Shenoy, A Raja 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, India

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S N Shenoy
Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal - 576119. Udupi
India

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.


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Shenoy S N, Raja A. Delayed pharyngo-esophageal perforation: Rare complication of anterior cervical spine surgery - Case reports.Neurol India 2003;51:534-536


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Shenoy S N, Raja A. Delayed pharyngo-esophageal perforation: Rare complication of anterior cervical spine surgery - Case reports. Neurol India [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];51:534-536
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