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broken hardware screw head in esophagus

klk56kklk56 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am going in to have some broken hardware repaired/removed. We are going in the back to fuse all the vertebrae involved c4-5,c5-6,c6-7. then later on we will go in the front to remove old hardware. My biggest concern is that they will need to dig out a broken screw head that is in the esophagus. I have big concerns and have gotten three different opinions from three different Dr.'s. Anyone here had anything like this happen? The second surgery I will have a ENT in the room in case they need to repair the esophagus..... As with all surgeries I know of the dangers but repairing an esophagus?Kathyhy
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