Osteoradionecrosis in subaxial cervical Spine - A rare and devastating complication

A case report

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Abstract

Osteoradionecrosis, a rare complication of radiation therapy, is a slow progression disease which affects the surrounding structures of spinal components. It essentially weakens the soft tissue and bony configuration and can cause nerve impingement or cord compression. We describe a patient who underwent radiotherapy for thyroid cancer and presented with cervical kyphosis with anterolisthesis of C3/C4 and C4/C5 some 32 years later. We explore the role of anterior and posterior fusion, as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy in promoting healing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Orthopaedic Journal
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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Osteoradionecrosis
Spine
Radiotherapy
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Kyphosis
Thyroid Neoplasms
Disease Progression

Keywords

  • Cervical
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Spine
  • Subaxial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Osteoradionecrosis in subaxial cervical Spine - A rare and devastating complication : A case report. / Rashid, Mohd Zaim Mohd; Muhamad Ariffin, Mohd Hisam; Abdul Rhani, Shaharuddin; Baharudin, Azmi; Ibrahim, K.

In: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, 01.11.2017, p. 53-55.

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