Table 1: Comparison of Complications (see text).

 

 

Complications

Percutaneous Technique

(personal series)

Open Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Personal series

PITIE Hosp.

J. HACKER

Carotid wound

1

0

0

0

Reversible recurrent nerve impairment

1

2

1

1

Transient pyramidal symptoms.

1

2

1

0

Secondary symptom worsening

1

0

1

1

Cl. Bernard Horner

0

1

1

?

Superf. compl. on cerv. Incision or on donor site

0

1

7

9

Graft mobilisation

/

6

4

2

Graft collapse

/

2

10

6

Total Complications

4/227

 patients

 

14/132 patients

25/75 patients

19/142 patients

1,76%

58/349

16,61%