Colonic perforation complicating posteroanterior fusion using fibular strut autograft for a high-grade spondylolisthesis

Michael K. Shindle, A. Jay Khanna, Jeff C. Hoehner, Patrick J. O'Neill, Paul D. Sponseller

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Abstract

Posteroanterior fusion using a fibular strut autograft has been advocated for the surgical treatment of high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. We report here the treatment of a 14-year-old girl using an S2-L5 fibular autograft, which resulted in the postoperative complication of a sigmoid colon perforation. Techniques for recognizing, treating, and avoiding this complication are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Bowel injury
  • Complication
  • Fibular autograft
  • Fusion
  • Spondylolisthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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