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The Journal of Spinal Surgery


Degenerative osteophyte formation in cervical spine is common and anterior osteophytes are usually asymptomatic. Esophageal perforation due to a prominent anterior osteophyte and a hyperextension injury to neck is rare. We report a case and review its literature.

Keywords: Anterior cervical osteophyte, Degenerative spine disease, Esophageal perforation.

How to cite this article: Prahlad ST, Mahalingam SS, Parthiban JKBC. Esophageal Perforation due to Anterior Cervical Osteophyte: A Rare Case. J Spinal Surg 2016;3(4):163-165.

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