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2020 Aug 10

World Neurosurg

Cervical disc arthroplasty migration following mechanical intubation: a case presentation and review of literature.


Khan MQ, Prim MD, Alexopoulos G, Kemp JM, Mercier PJ
World Neurosurg. 2020 Aug 10.
PMID: 32791226.


Cervical arthroplasty has established itself as a safe and efficacious alternative to fusion in management of symptomatic cervical degenerative disease. Recent literature has indicated a trend toward decreased risk of reoperation with cervical arthroplasty and reoperation in this subset commonly occurs secondary to recurrent pain and device related complications. The instance of cervical arthroplasty migration, particularly in the setting of trauma, is particularly rare. Here we report the first case of implant migration secondary to iatrogenic trauma following neck manipulation during direct laryngoscopy for mechanical intubation.