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J Clin Anesth. 2008 May;20(3):218-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2007.09.021.

Retropharyngeal dissection during nasotracheal intubation: a rare complication and its management.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Abstract

Nasotracheal intubation carries potential risks, including nasal bleeding and other structural damage. We report a retropharyngeal dissection (or a false passage in the nasopharyngeal mucosa) during attempted nasotracheal intubation of a 54-year-old woman undergoing lower jaw reconstruction.

PMID:
18502368
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclinane.2007.09.021
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