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Bowel Perforation Following Lumbar-Disc Surgery: REPORT OF A CASE WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.

SMITH, ROGER A.; ESTRIDGE, M. N.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: June 1964
Case Report

Perforation of the bowel as a complication of surgery for herniated intervertebral disc is rare. A case is reported in which laceration of the ileum and peritonitis were confirmed by laparotomy. Disc-space infection and subsequent spontaneous interbody fusion were followed by satisfactory recovery.

Copyright 1964 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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