Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery

  • Gabriele MolteniEmail author
  • Marco Giuseppe Greco
  • Pierre Guarino


The surgical approach to the cervical spine requires, in addition to a good surgical experience, a thorough anatomical knowledge of the cervical region and skull base. Indeed this region is crossed by many vascular, nervous, respiratory and digestive structures. Surgical techniques have been widely described in the previous chapters. We now focus our attention on the main complications related to this kind of surgery.


Cervical Spine Anterior Approach Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury Cervical Spine Surgery Spinal Cord Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Molteni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Giuseppe Greco
    • 2
  • Pierre Guarino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryAzienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University Hospital of VeronaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of ModenaModenaItaly

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