Pharyngeal perforation: a late complication of cervical spine surgery.

@article{Woolley2005PharyngealPA,
  title={Pharyngeal perforation: a late complication of cervical spine surgery.},
  author={Sarah L Woolley and Dave K. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2005},
  volume={119 11},
  pages={
          913-6
        }
}
Anterior cervical spine fusion and stabilization is a well-recognized procedure for a number of cervical spine disorders. Unfortunately, the complex anatomy of the cervical spine means that these procedures are not without complications. Pharyngo-oesophageal perforation is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of cervical spine surgery and may present intra-operatively, in the immediate post-operative period or many years later. We present the case of a gentleman with ankylosing… CONTINUE READING
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