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Case Report Airway Obstruction Caused by Prevertebral Soft Tissue Swelling after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Case Report
Ja Hyun Ku, Eun Su Park, Young Su Lim

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2010.25.2.107
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. wpkok@hanmail.net
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Acute airway obstruction after anterior cervical surgery is rare, but does occur. Airway obstruction due to prevertebral soft tissue swelling is unpredictable, but potentially lethal. We managed a 67-year-old male who developed acute airway obstruction caused by marked prevertebral soft tissue swelling on the first day after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at the C4-C5 level.


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