2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1063586
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Prasad Krishnan, Rajaraman Kartikueyan, Soumen K. Kumar

Abstract: A 27-year-old male patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 who was operated on for a dumbbell neurofibroma of the cervical spine developed transient respiratory difficulty due to postoperative unilateral diaphragmatic palsy. This report emphasizes the need for preoperative assessment of residual function in involved non-limb roots, the role of intraoperative monitoring to take a decision on root sacrifice, and the need for optimizing respiratory function preoperatively, and describes a complication rarely report…

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