Abdominal complications following posterior spinal fusion in patients with previous abdominal surgeries

Patrick Shih, Nicholas P. Slimack, Anil Roy, Richard G. Fessler, Tyler R. Koski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Perioperative abdominal complications associated with spine surgery are rare. Although most known abdominal complications occur in conjunction with anterior spinal fusions, there is a paucity of reports reviewing abdominal complications occurring with posterior spinal fusions. The authors review 4 patients who experienced a perioperative abdominal complication following a posterior spinal fusion. In each of these patients, a history of abdominal surgery is present. Given the physiological changes that occur with surgery in the prone position, patients with previous abdominal surgeries are at risk for developing abdominal complications in the perioperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE16
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Abdominal complication
  • Hernia
  • Posterior spinal fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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