O-C2 angle as a predictor of dyspnea and/or dysphagia after occipitocervical fusion.

@article{Miyata2009OC2AA,
  title={O-C2 angle as a predictor of dyspnea and/or dysphagia after occipitocervical fusion.},
  author={Masahiko Miyata and M. Neo and Shunsuke Fujibayashi and Hiromu Ito and Mitsuru Takemoto and Takashi Nakamura},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={184-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE To confirm the impact of the O-C2 angle on dyspnea and dysphagia after posterior occipitocervical (O-C) fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Dyspnea and dysphagia are complications of posterior O-C fusion with malalignment, and may be prolonged or occasionally serious. However, it is difficult to select a safe alignment during surgery, and no indicators of the appropriate alignment have been available to preclude these complications… CONTINUE READING