Postoperative complications of spine surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A variety of surgical approaches are available for the treatment of spine diseases. Complications can arise intraoperatively, in the immediate postoperative period, or in a delayed fashion. These complications may lead to severe or even permanent morbidity if left unrecognized and untreated [1-4]. Here we review a range of complications in the early postoperative period from more benign complications such as postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) to more feared complications leading to permanent loss of neurological function or death [5]. Perioperative pain management is covered in a separate review (Chapter 8).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Swann, MC; Hoes, KS; Aoun, SG; McDonagh, DL

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 27036607

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-1608

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bpa.2016.01.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands