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Delayed Infection of Occipitocervical Fixation in a Patient with Achondroplasia: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Milad Shafizadeh, Ehsan Fattahi, Sabra Rostamkhani, Mohsen Rostami, Alireza Khoshnevisan

Background: Infections are a major concern in fixation surgeries. Most of the infections could occur in the first three months after the operation. Case Report: We present a 45-year-old man who known case of achondroplasia who underwent craniospinal fixation and was presented to our clinic with surgical site infection after six years. His instruments were removed, and a halo vest was fixed for the patients. Accordingly, he received intravenous antibiotics, and during nine months’ follow-up, no any significant problems were found. Conclusion: Infection of instruments in spinal surgeries might be presented years after the surgery. Hence, it needs to be considered by surgeons in patients’ follow-ups. [GMJ.2020;9:e1906]

Achondroplasia; Surgical Infection; Craniocervical

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