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2022 Jun

Clin Orthop Surg



Effect of Single-Dose Preemptive Systemic Dexamethasone on Postoperative Dysphagia and Odynophagia Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Double-Blinded, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial.


The efficacy of preoperative dexamethasone in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) to reduce dysphagia and odynophagia remains controversial. This study evaluated the effect of a single dose of intravenous dexamethasone given as preemptive analgesia in the ACDF procedure.