Dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a prospective study comparing two anterior surgical approachesEur Spine J. 2013 May;22(5):1147-51. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2620-5. Epub 2013 Jan 1
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80 patients undergoing two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) were randomized to reach anterior vertebra either through the medial edge of the omohyoid (MEO) or through the lateral edge of the omohyoid (LEO). Within the two groups patients were further randomized to have the surgery performed either at the C3-C4 level or the C6-C7 level, to compare the degree of dysphagia that ar...
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