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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
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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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