Complication due To cervical spinal surgery: bilateral diaph
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Postoperative diaphragmatic paralysis is a rare complication following heart surgery, esophagus surgery and neck dissection. Bilateral paralysis is rare and may be result with ventilatory failure. We present a case of bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis following servical spine surgery. 67-year-old female patient developed respiratory failure recquiring non-invasive mechanical ventilation support on the 2nd day following cervical decompression and posterior instrumentation on postoperative 15th day she undergone diaphragma plication. Due to failed iprovement she was diagnosed as bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis which could not be evaluated previously. She was tracheostomized and weaned off the ventilator 5 months later...

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