{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Postoperative Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Spinal Surgery - Vol. 44, No. 2

Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the anatomy of the anterolateral neck, the surrounding structures, and the relationship of the operative field during anterior cervical spine surgery.
  2. Describe the types, prevalence, and risk factors associated with postoperative swallowing dysfunction.
  3. Plan operative techniques to decrease risk of nerve damage, soft tissue swelling, and postoperative dysphagia.
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  • ACCME 2.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: CNE0222
Published: February 15, 2022
Expires: 2/14/2024
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Peter F. Helvie, MD, Tyler J. Jenkins, MD, Brett D. Rosenthal, MD, and Alpesh A. Patel, MD
Categories: General Neurosurgery , Spine
Specialties: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Surgery