Complication of an interbody biopolymer graft extruded orally after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

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Abstract

Graft extrusion is a dilemma that follows anterior cervical discectomy. We report on a case of an extrusion of a biocompatible osteoconductive polymer (BOP) graft extruded orally after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. This case highlights the potential dangers in slipped or dislodged grafts and stresses the importance of investigation of patients whose symptoms might be attributable to graft extrusion. Furthermore, all dislodged implants should be removed to prevent further complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • BOP graft
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Cervical myelopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology

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