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Anterior graft migration in posterior lumbar interbody fusion: A case report and literature review – Lumbar Fusion

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The article reports on two cases of anterior displacement of grafted bone after posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery. The patients did not require additional surgery, but the authors emphasize the potential for severe complications due to anterior migration of the grafted bone or cage, including damage to anterior organs and blood vessels. The findings highlight the importance of careful surgical procedures to prevent such complications, and spine surgeons should be aware of this possibility and be prepared to respond appropriately. PMID: 37744629 | PMC: PMC10514371 | DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.7847

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KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE: Spine surgeons should be aware of the possibility of anterior displacement of the grafted bone during PLIF and the potential for severe complications that may arise because of such displacement so that preparations can be made for a proper response.

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Clin Case Rep. 2023 Sep 21;11(9):e7847. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.7847. eCollection 2023 Sep.ABSTRACTKEY CLINICAL MESSAGE: Spine surgeons should be aware of the possibility of anterior displacement of the grafted bone during PLIF and the potential for severe complications that may arise because of such displacement so that preparations can be made for a proper response.ABSTRACT: We report,

Clin Case Rep. 2023 Sep 21;11(9):e7847. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.7847. eCollection 2023 Sep.

ABSTRACT

KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE: Spine surgeons should be aware of the possibility of anterior displacement of the grafted bone during PLIF and the potential for severe complications that may arise because of such displacement so that preparations can be made for a proper response.

ABSTRACT: We report two cases of anterior displacement of the grafted bone after posterior lumbar interbody fusion (Graphical Abstract A-D). The patients did not require additional surgery. The anterior migration of grafted bone or cage can cause damage to anterior organs and blood vessels. Therefore, a careful surgical procedure is necessary.

PMID:37744629 | PMC:PMC10514371 | DOI:10.1002/ccr3.7847

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Anterior graft migration in posterior lumbar interbody fusion: A case report and literature review

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