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Post-ACDF Odynophagia, Fever, Neck Swelling, Wound Leakage, Cough

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Background: Esophageal and pharyngeal perforations associated with anterior cervical surgery are as rare as they are dreaded. Limited published data and guidelines on this subject are available. Objective: To report a single center's experience in managing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or arthroplasty-associated esophageal perforation and pharyngeal perforation. Design: Retrospective study. Methods/Results: 6 cases of esophageal perforation and 1 case of pharyngeal more...
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