Pyogenic spondylodiscitis and osteoradionecrosis of the cervico-thoracic spine: a rare complication after surgery and radiation for hypopharyngeal cancer

Pyogenic spondylodiscitis and osteoradionecrosis of the cervico-thoracic spine: a rare complication after surgery and radiation for hypopharyngeal cancer

Authors

  • Paolo Gradoni University Hospital of Parma
  • Gabriele Oretti University Hospital of Parma
  • Andrea Ferri University Hospital of Parma
  • Teore Ferri University Hospital of Parma

Keywords:

cervical osteoradionecrosis, spondylodiscitis, hypopharyngeal cancer

Abstract

Objective: To describe a rare case of osteoradionecrosis and pyogenic spondylodiscitis of the cervico-thoracic spine after surgery and radiotherapy for hypopharyngeal cancer.
Methodology: Diagnostic clues are presented and critically discussed with particular regard to computed tomography, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography features advising the association between and osteoradionecrosis and spondylodiscitis.
Results and Conclusions: Pathogen isolation via CT-guided biopsy provided the definite diagnosis and indicated the targeted therapy. Successful recovery was obtained with conservative treatment.

Author Biographies

Gabriele Oretti, University Hospital of Parma

Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery

Andrea Ferri, University Hospital of Parma

Maxillo-Facial Surgery Division

Head Neck Department

Teore Ferri, University Hospital of Parma

Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery

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Published

01-06-2013

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CASE REPORTS

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Pyogenic spondylodiscitis and osteoradionecrosis of the cervico-thoracic spine: a rare complication after surgery and radiation for hypopharyngeal cancer. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2013 Jun. 1 [cited 2024 May 30];84(1):72-5. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/2652

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