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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 29-34

Delayed Adjacent Segment Infection After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion


Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Balaji Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Uddanapalli Sreeramulu Srinivasan
3A Malavika Apartments, New No 70, 3rd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/joss.joss_6_20

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Adjacent level infection (ASI) is a rare but potentially serious complication of anterior cervical fusion. We report a case of spondylodiscitis occurring adjacent to level at which anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was performed. The objective is to describe a rare case of cervical ASI which occurred after an undetermined oesophageal injury which lead to a series of complications in the same patient as non-union of the bone graft followed by anterior migration of the bone graft, delayed occurrence of spondylodiscitis at the same level and ASI below that level due to Klebsiella Pneumoniae which was successfully managed.


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