Esophageal perforation more than 10 years after anterior cervical spine plating
Department of Orthopedics
Neurology | Orthopedics | Surgery
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.
Delayed esophageal perforation, Delayed esophageal erosion, Cervical plating
DOI of Published Version
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep;115(9):1842-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.01.016. Link to article on publisher's site
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
Lucas, J.; Smith, E.; Eskander, Mark S.; McPhee, James T.; and Lapinsky, Anthony, "Esophageal perforation more than 10 years after anterior cervical spine plating" (2013). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 148.