Delayed migration of a screw into the gastrointestinal tract after anterior cervical spine plating.

@article{Gazzeri2008DelayedMO,
  title={Delayed migration of a screw into the gastrointestinal tract after anterior cervical spine plating.},
  author={Roberto Gazzeri and Marco Tamorri and Andrea Faiola and Giovanni Gazzeri},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={E268-71}
}
STUDY DESIGN Case report and clinical discussion. OBJECTIVE To describe a rare case of spinal cervical screw migration into the gastrointestinal tract 11 years after surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anterior cervical spine fusion and stabilization with plating is a well-established procedure for cervical myelopathy, cervical spinal trauma, and spinal infectious disease. Esophageal injury has been related to screw or plate extrusion. METHODS We present a 45-year-old white man suffering… CONTINUE READING

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