Complications of Anterior Discectomy

Complications of Anterior Discectomy – which side is better to operate on? The left or the right side of the neck? Well, it appears based on the study below that each side of the neck is equally risky for complications. Effect of approach side during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion on the incidence of recurrent…

Anterior Cervical Surgery Malpractice

Anterior Cervical Surgery Malpractice A recent study illustrates the hazards of anterior cervical sugery. One of the complications from poor surgical skill is injury to the esophagus and hypopharanx. Management of the cervical esophagus and hypopharynx perforations complicating anterior cervical spine surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Five cases of esophageal or pharyngeal perforation diagnosed during or after…