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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005;30(3): 140-144.
경추부 전방유합술 후 발생한 식도 천공 1예
한양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
A Case of Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion
Jung Mi Kim, M.D., Ho Soon Choi, M.D., Dae Won Jun, M.D., Sun Young Yang, M.D., Sung Hee Han, M.D., Hang Lak Lee, M.D. and Oh Young Lee, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Esophageal perforation is uncommon, however, due to the lack of serosa, inflammation spread is rapid and common to neighboring structures, causing mortality and morbidity. Initial symptoms for esophageal perforation have not been clarified, but when the diagnosis and proper treatment is delayed, its clinical course is fatal. Prompt recognition and proper treatment of esophageal perforation or rupture is mandatory. We report a case of 21-year-old man patient with esophageal perforation after anterior fusion of the cervical spine. Diagnosis was made by clinical suspicion and confirmed by esophagography and esophagoscopy. The patient was successfully treated by primary closure with good clinical course. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2005; 30:140⁣144)
Key Words: Esophageal perforation, Anterior cervical spinal fusion
주요어: 식도 천공, 경추부 전방유합술
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