BOWEL PERFORATION FOLLOWING LUMBAR-DISC SURGERY. REPORT OF A CASE WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.

@article{Smith1964BOWELPF,
  title={BOWEL PERFORATION FOLLOWING LUMBAR-DISC SURGERY. REPORT OF A CASE WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.},
  author={Robert Andrew Smith and M N Estridge},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1964},
  volume={46},
  pages={
          826-8
        }
}
Perforation of the bowel as a complication of surgery for herniated intervertebral disc is rare. A case is reported in which laceration of the ileum and peritonitis were confirmed by laparotomy. Disc-space infection and subsequent spontaneous interbody fusion were followed by satisfactory recovery. 

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