Vocal fold paralysis after anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion.

@article{Morpeth2000VocalFP,
  title={Vocal fold paralysis after anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion.},
  author={J F Morpeth and Mark F Williams},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2000},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The anterior approach to the cervical spine now serves as the surgical access of choice for cervical spine disease. Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) may follow the procedure as a complication. The authors describe their experience with patients having VFP after anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), with an emphasis on outcome and prognosis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS Medical records of patients who underwent ACDF between January 1987 and February 1998 were reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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