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Author Hu, Li-Sheng ♦ Wu, Zhen-Quan ♦ Zou, Li-Min ♦ Huang, Yong-Can
Editor Tüttenberg, Jochen
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2019
Language English
Abstract Oesophageal perforation is a rare complication occurring during or after cervical spine surgery, and the risk factors are not well understood. This study presents a case of a 25-year-old man with oesophageal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery. It is suggested that four factors (anatomical structure, mechanism of trauma, implant dislodgment, and the operation) could induce postoperative oesophageal perforation after cervical spine surgery performed using the anterior surgical approach. A comprehensive understanding and early management of this complication are necessary for successful therapy.
ISSN 20906900
Learning Resource Type Report
Publisher Date 2019-04-01
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 20906919
Journal Case Reports in Surgery
Volume Number 2019
Page Count 4


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