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Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for cervical disk disease: a prospective consecutive series of 96 patients.
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PMID:  22571345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate surgical complications and clinical outcome in a consecutive series of 96 patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for cervical disk degeneration (CDD) in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Pre-, per-, and postoperative data on patients undergoing single- or two-level outpatient ACDF at the private Oslofjord Clinic were prospectively collected. RESULTS: This study includes 96 consecutive patients with a mean age of 49.1 years. 36/96 had a two-level ACDF. Mean postoperative observation time before discharge was 350 min, and 95/96 were successfully discharged either to their home or to a hotel on the day of surgery. The surgical mortality was 0%, while the surgical morbidity rate was 5.2%. Two (2.1%) patients developed postoperative hematoma, 2 (2.1%) patients experienced postoperative dysphagia, and 1 (1%) experienced deterioration of neurological function. Radicular pain, neck pain, and headache decreased significantly after surgery. 91% of patients were satisfied with the surgery, according to the NASSQ. CONCLUSION: ACDF in carefully selected patients with CDD appears to be safe in the outpatient setting, provided a sufficient postoperative observation period. The clinical outcome and patient satisfaction of outpatients are comparable to that of inpatients.
B Lied; P A Rønning; C M Halvorsen; K Ekseth; E Helseth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Oslofjordklinikken, Oslo, Norway; Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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