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Considerations and Anesthesiologic Complications in Spinal Surgery

  • Massimiliano CarassitiEmail author
  • Serena Antonelli
  • Demetrio Panzera
  • Felice Eugenio Agrò

The preoperative evaluation of the risks in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery is important, particularly in elderly patients with co-morbidities. About 30% of the elderly patients have three or more co-morbidities, and 80% have at least one co-morbidity with increased surgical risks.

Keywords

Endotracheal Tube Vocal Cord Cardiac Risk Difficult Airway Direct Laryngoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimiliano Carassiti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Serena Antonelli
    • 1
  • Demetrio Panzera
    • 1
  • Felice Eugenio Agrò
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity School of Medicine CampusRomeItaly

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