A 43-year-old member asked:
What complications can come from an arterior cervical discectomy surgery?
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Pain Management 35 years experience
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Several : Failure to relieve pain or neurologic symptoms or findings, infection, hematoma, spinal fluid leakage, injury to other neck structures like blood vessels - esophagus-trachea, swelling, hoarseness , horner's syndrome, incomplete decompression, fusion or hardware failure if used, thoracic duct injury, stroke, heart attack, anesthesia issues & nerve or cord injury to name several.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 3, 2018
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