University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Esophageal perforation more than 10 years after anterior cervical spine plating

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics

Publication Date

2013-9

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Neurology | Orthopedics | Surgery

Abstract

Esophageal perforation is a relatively rare but serious complication of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Most cases present as early within weeks of the initial surgery, but some cases can present years later due to a variety of mechanisms. This report details a case of esophageal perforation discovered 10 years after initial cervical surgery.

Keywords

Delayed esophageal perforation, Delayed esophageal erosion, Cervical plating

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.01.016

Source

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep;115(9):1842-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.01.016. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Clinical neurology and neurosurgery

PubMed ID

23481902

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