Prospective analysis of incidence and risk factors of dysphagia in spine surgery patients: comparison of anterior cervical, posterior cervical, and lumbar procedures.

@article{SmithHammond2004ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective analysis of incidence and risk factors of dysphagia in spine surgery patients: comparison of anterior cervical, posterior cervical, and lumbar procedures.},
  author={Carol A Smith-Hammond and Kent C. New and Ricardo Pietrobon and David J Curtis and Candice H Scharver and Dennis A. Turner},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 13},
  pages={1441-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN A 3-year prospective, cohort study. OBJECTIVES To compare the incidence and risk factors of dysphagia after anterior cervical (AC), posterior cervical (PC), and posterior lumbar (PL) spine procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Dysphagia is a known risk of AC surgery; however, comprehensive postoperative swallow evaluations have not been performed for a comparative cohort of AC, PC, and PL surgery patients. METHODS Eighty-three patients were enrolled in the study, including… CONTINUE READING