Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 3
Dislocation and Spontan Resorbtion of the Bone Graft after Anterior Cervical Discectomy Operation: Case Report
Rafet ÖZAY1, Nuri Eralp ÇETİNALP1, Mehmet KALAN1, Törel OĞUR2
1Etlik İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Etlik İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion operation is one of the most frequently performed operations in neurosurgical practice. Overall postoperative complication rate of the procedure is reported to be 10,3 % and the incidense of graft dislocation is 2 %. Dislocation of the graft may be presented with the symptoms such as disphagia, sore throat and difficulty in breathing. X-Rays of the cervical spine shows the dislocation site of the graft. We present a case of anterior partial dislocation of the bone graft established 2 months after the Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion operation and absorbed totally at the ninth month of the follow up without any surgical intervention. We recommend serial follow-ups rather than early surgical intervention in such partial dislocations of the bone graft, especially if it does not cause any organic dysfunction. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical, Discectomy, Graft, Dislocation, Resorbtion