Loss Of Swallowing Reflex Lasting For 42 Days After Anterior Cervical Decompression And Fixation Done For Traumatic Cervical Spine Injury: A Case Report

  • Gawande J Department of Orthopaedics, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa (M.P.)
  • Verma PK Department of Orthopaedics, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa (M.P.)
  • Mishra C Department of Orthopaedics, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa (M.P.)
  • Lakhtakia PK Department of Orthopaedics, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa (M.P.)
Keywords: Anterior Cervical Spine, Dysphagia, Swallowing reflex

Abstract

Post-operative dysphagia is a common complication seen after anterior approach to cervical spine, which is usually mild and recovers well over a period of four weeks. We present a rare case of severe dysphagia with inability to swallow, lasting 6 weeks after anterior cervical decompression and fixation, in a case of post traumatic cervical spine injury, which was treated conservatively. The causes, types and management strategies are discussed with aim to familiarize the surgeon with the complication.

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Published
2020-12-16
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Gawande J, Verma PK, Mishra C, Lakhtakia PK. Loss Of Swallowing Reflex Lasting For 42 Days After Anterior Cervical Decompression And Fixation Done For Traumatic Cervical Spine Injury: A Case Report. ojmpc [Internet]. 2020Dec.16 [cited 2021Jan.21];26(2):99-103. Available from: https://ojmpc.com/index.php/ojmpc/article/view/127
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