ACE Report #10118
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AAOS2018: Local steroid does not significantly affect dysphagia following 1- to 3-level ACDF

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Impact of Local Steroid Application on Dysphagia Following an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Results of a Prospectively, Randomized, Single Blind Trial

Contributing Authors: K Singh AS Narain FY Hijji B Haws K Kudaravalli KH Yom BC Mayo DH Massel KA Aboushaala

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104 patients scheduled for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion were randomized to intraoperative local administration of either steroid or saline. Patients were assessed for self-reported swallowing function and radiographic prevertebral swelling and tracheal air window diameter after 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in the ch...

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