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

Satyanarayana N. Shenoy, A. Raja

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology India
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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