volume 28, issue 3, P423-425 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.913772
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Abstract: Iatrogenic vertebral artery (VA) injury is a rare but significant complication of anterior cervical spine surgery. In the grossly degenerate cervical spine the VA may adopt a tortuous pathway thus predisposing to inadvertent injury during surgery. Here we illustrate such a case and discuss potential management strategies.