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What complications can come from an arterior cervical discectomy surgery?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The most common is difficulty swallowing.
Other complications include infection, pain, nerve/spinal cord injury(rare), headache, and vocal cord paralysis amongst others.

In brief: Many

The most common is difficulty swallowing.
Other complications include infection, pain, nerve/spinal cord injury(rare), headache, and vocal cord paralysis amongst others.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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