Dysphagia 27 years after cervical disc arthroplasty.
Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2018 Apr 26;:
Authors: Lemaire E, Ciftci S, Debry C
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is a frequent postoperative symptom after anterior cervical disc arthroplasty. Nevertheless, onset of dysphagia and neck ache a very long time after surgical procedure ought to counsel a prognosis of prosthesis dislocation.
CARE REPORT: A 65-year-old man with a historical past of cervical disc arthroplasty 27 years beforehand consulted for quickly progressive dysphagia with no different related signs. Bodily examination and CT scan confirmed the prognosis of anterior dislocation of the prosthesis with no indicators of perforation. Surgical extraction by way of a neck incision allowed decision of the signs.
DISCUSSION: Prosthesis dislocation needs to be thought-about in a affected person with a historical past of cervical disc arthroplasty presenting with dysphagia and neck ache. The scientific and radiological evaluation confirmed the prognosis and early surgical administration allowed decision of the signs and averted problems equivalent to pharyngo-oesophageal perforation.
PMID: 29706590 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]