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Anterior interbody fusion for cervical osteomyelitis
  1. A. D. Bartal,
  2. J. Schiffer,
  3. Y. D. Heilbronn,
  4. M. Yahel
  1. Department of Neurological Surgery, Ichilov Government Hospital, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel
  2. Department of Neurology, Rambam Government Hospital, Haifa, Israel


    Interbody fusion for stabilization of the cervical spine after osteomyelitic destruction of the body of C5 vertebra is reported in a patient with quadriplegia and sphincter disturbances secondary to an epidural abscess. The successful union of the bone graft along with complete neurological recovery after anterior decompression and evacuation of the epidural mass seem to justify the procedure.

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