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Anterior spine surgery dysphagia

Luca Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Alberto Corrado Di Martino, Nicola Maffulli, Vincenzo Denaro
BACKGROUND: Even though internal fixation has expanded the indications for cervical spine surgery, it carries the risks of fracture or migration, with associated potential life threatening complications. Removal of metal work from the cervical spine is required in case of failure of internal fixation, but it can become challenging, especially when a great amount of scar tissue is present because of previous surgery and radiotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 16 year old competitive basketball athlete who underwent a combined anterior and posterior approach for resection of an osteosarcoma of the sixth cervical vertebra...
December 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Peter B Derman, Lukas P Lampe, Ting Jung Pan, Stephan N Salzmann, Janina Kueper, Federico P Girardi, Stephen Lyman, Alexander P Hughes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective state database analysis. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the 30-day and 90-day emergency department (ED) utilization and inpatient readmission rates after primary cervical arthrodesis, to stratify these findings by surgical approach and to describe risk factors and conditions precipitating these events. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limited data exist on ED utilization and hospital readmission rates after cervical spine arthrodesis...
December 5, 2017: Spine
Tao Lan, Jian-Ze Lin, Shi-Yu Hu, Xin-Jian Yang, Yang Chen
BACKGROUND: Retrospective study of 68 patients of symptomatic cervical spondylosis who were treated by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients with single level cervical spondylosis using either zero-profile spacer (group A) or anterior cervical plate and cage (group B). METHODS: Clinical and radiological data of 68 patients undergoing ACDF from C3-C7 were collected retrospectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Antonio José Vargas López, Laín Hermes González Quarante, Oscar Lucas Gil de Sagredo Del Corral, Antonio Montalvo Afonso, Carlos Fernández Carballal
We describe an exceptional complication of cervical spine surgery in a 63-year-old male. He suffered the impact of a beam to the top of his head. During evaluation in the emergency room he reported intense neck pain with no other neurological symptoms or findings on physical examination. Spine computed tomography (CT) showed C3 vertebral body fracture that required surgical stabilization. A right side anterior approach to upper cervical spine with C3 corpectomy and placement of iliac bone autograft was performed...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Anastasia Tasiou, Theofanis Giannis, Alexandros G Brotis, Ioannis Siasios, Iordanis Georgiadis, Haralampos Gatos, Eleni Tsianaka, Konstantinos Vagkopoulos, Konstantinos Paterakis, Kostas N Fountas
Anterior cervical spine procedures have been associated with satisfactory outcomes. However, the occurrence of troublesome complications, although uncommon, needs to be taken into consideration. The purpose of our study was to assess the actual incidence of anterior cervical spine procedure-associated complications and identify any predisposing factors. A total of 114 patients undergoing anterior cervical procedures over a 6-year period were included in our retrospective, case-control study. The diagnosis was cervical radiculopathy, and/or myelopathy due to degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis, or traumatic cervical spine injury...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Toru Yamagata, Kentaro Naito, Masaki Yoshimura, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
BACKGROUND: Postoperative oropharyngeal complications such as dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery are some of the least discussed surgery-related complications. The purpose of this retrospective study is to investigate the incidence and possible risk factors for 30-day postoperative dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 152 consecutive patients who underwent 1- or 2-level ACDF using a rectangular titanium stand-alone cage in our institutes...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Elizabeth L Lord, Jeremiah R Cohen, Zorica Buser, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Darrel S Brodke, S Tim Yoon, Jim A Youssef, Jeffrey C Wang, Jong-Beom Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database review. OBJECTIVES: After the Food and Drug Administration approved bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP) in 2002, BMP was used off-label in the cervical spine to increase bone growth and bony fusion. Since then, concerns have been raised regarding complication rates and safety. This study was conducted to examine the use of BMP in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the Medicare population and to determine risk of complications and associated costs within 90 days of surgery...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
Jingwei Liu, Yong Hai, Nan Kang, Xiaolong Chen, Yangpu Zhang
PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review of literature to determine risk factors and preventative measures of early and persistent dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). METHODS: On March 2017, we searched the database PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, Clinical key, Springer link and Wiley Online Library without time restriction using the term 'dysphagia', 'swallowing disorders', and 'anterior cervical spine surgery'. Selected papers were examined for the level of evidence by published guidelines as level I, level II, level III, level IV studies...
October 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
Surendra Kumar Chaudhary, Bin Yu, Fumin Pan, Xinhua Li, Shanjin Wang, Imran I Shaikh, Desheng Wu
OBJECTIVE: Preoperative tracheal retraction exercise (TRE) to minimize the occurrence of postoperative oropharyngeal dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: A total of 220 patients admitted for elective anterior cervical spine surgery from January 2013 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were allocated into two groups: TRE group and control group (without TRE). Modified dysphagia scoring system (MDSS) was used for evaluating the presence and severity of dysphagia symptoms at 1 week and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Man-Kyu Park, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Dae-Chul Cho, Joo-Kyung Sung
PURPOSE: The presence of prominent OALL (ossification of anterior longitudinal ligament) in the anterior cervical spine has been implicated as a cause of dysphagia. Surgical resection of the OALL is considered effective for the management of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)-related dysphagia. Although many reports have been published on DISH-related dysphagia, no cases of postoperative cervical instability have been reported thus far. We present a case in which the patient developed myelopathy associated with instability consequent to resection of OALL in DISH...
July 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
Tiina Ihalainen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Teemu M Luoto, Tuomo Thesleff, Mika Helminen, Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka, Antti Ronkainen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Laryngeal penetration-aspiration, the entry of material into the airways, is considered the most severe subtype of dysphagia and is common among patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for penetration-aspiration in patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (TCSCI). STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-seven patients with TCSCI were included in the study...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Hanadi Abou Dargham, Faton Bytyci, Christian Shuman, Anton Stolear
We are presenting a case of a 78-year-old female with multiple comorbidities and history of neck surgery, who presented with acute dysphagia, odynophagia and neck pain that has been progressively getting worse over the course of 2 days, with no recent injury or infection. The patient was afebrile. There were no visible signs of infection on routine oropharyngeal examination. Initial workup was unremarkable except for elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein and creatinine. CT of the cervical spine ruled out any fracture or cervical spine injury but showed an area of calcification, prevertebral oedema and fluid collection inferior to the anterior arch of C1...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Peter G Passias, Samantha R Horn, Cyrus M Jalai, Gregory Poorman, Olivia J Bono, Subaraman Ramchandran, Justin S Smith, Justin K Scheer, Daniel M Sciubba, D Kojo Hamilton, Gregory Mundis, Cheongeun Oh, Eric O Klineberg, Virginie Lafage, Christopher I Shaffrey, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Complication rates for adult cervical deformity are poorly characterized given the complexity and heterogeneity of cases. PURPOSE: To compare perioperative complication rates following adult cervical deformity corrective surgery between a prospective multicenter database for patients with cervical deformity (PCD) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective review of prospective databases...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Bing Wu, Fei Song, Shourong Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the reasons, clinical manifestation, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of dysphagia after operation of anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dysphagia is one of severe complications after ACDF. There were a few studies about reasons and prevention of dysphagia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical charts of patients who underwent ACDF in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2012...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
Seok Woo Kim, Chulyoung Jang, Myung Ho Yang, Seonjong Lee, Je Hyun Yoo, Yoon Hae Kwak, Ji Hyo Hwang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Prevertebral soft tissue swelling (PSTS) after anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS) has been regarded as one of the critical complications that cause airway obstruction. Still, however, no research has dealt with how PSTS returns to presurgery status after ACSS; most recommendations are being performed without information about its natural course, focusing on acute-phase swelling after surgery. PURPOSE: The study aimed to examine how long postsurgery PSTS lasts and when it returns to its presurgery state, and to analyze the actual influence of a number of factors to observe the natural progress of postsurgery PSTS...
September 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Anuj Singla, Francis Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the complication and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age and older who were treated with anterior cervical fusion surgery and to compare these rates against those of other elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spondylosis is frequently observed in the elderly and is the most common cause of myelopathy in older adults. With increasing life expectancies, a greater proportion of patients are being treated with spine surgery at a later age...
May 1, 2017: Spine
Abidemi S Adenikinju, Sameer H Halani, Rima S Rindler, Matthew F Gary, Keith W Michael, Faiz U Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia following anterior cervical spine surgery is common. Steroids potentially reduce post-operative inflammation that leads to dysphagia; however, the efficacy, optimal dose and route of steroid administration have not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the effect of peri-operative steroids on the incidence and severity of dysphagia following anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: A PubMed search adherent to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines was performed to include clinical studies reporting use of steroids in adult patients following anterior cervical spine surgery...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
Feng-Yu Liu, Da-Long Yang, Wen-Zheng Huang, Li-Shuang Huo, Lei Ma, Hui Wang, Si-Dong Yang, Wen-Yuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a well-known complication following anterior cervical spine surgery. Although risk factors for dysphagia have been reported in the literature, they still remain controversial. This study aims to investigate the risk factors associated with dysphagia following anterior cervical spinal surgery. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library were searched up to June 2016 for studies examining dysphagia following anterior cervical spinal surgery...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jia-Ming Liu, Wei-Lai Tong, Xuan-Yin Chen, Yang Zhou, Wen-Zhao Chen, Shan-Hu Huang, Zhi-Li Liu
Dysphagia is a common complication following anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). The incidences of dysphagia were variable and controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of early dysphagia after ACSS with a new scoring system, and to identify the risk factors of it. A prospective study was carried out and patients who underwent ACSS from March 2014 to August 2014 in our hospital were included in this study. A self-designed dysphagia questionnaire was delivered to all of the patients from the first day to the fifth day after ACSS...
2017: PloS One
Zhaoyu Ba, Fumin Pan, Xiaoming Liu, Jianguang Zhu, Desheng Wu
The dysphagia and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy are the most common complications of the patients who underwent anterior cervical surgery in the current literature. These morbidities have led to the study of the impact of sidedness in anterior cervical spine surgery. However, many reports documented the left-side was more effective and safe than right-side based on the anatomy. So the right-side approach is more challenging. We retrospectively study 503 patients with cervical degenerative diseases who underwent cervical spinal surgery using anterolateral right-side approach in our spine center from September 1999 to December 2012 and evaluate the efficient and safety of the anterolateral right-side approach to treat the cervical degenerative diseases...
March 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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