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J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Mar;20(2):566-8. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31819ba378.

A rare complication of nasotracheal intubation: accidental middle turbinectomy.

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Kirikkale University School of Medicine, Kirikkale, Turkey. tarikmd@yahoo.com

Abstract

In this paper, we are presenting a rare case of accidental middle turbinectomy, a complication of nasotracheal intubation. We have reviewed the literature and addressed important parameters on nasotracheal intubation to avoid damage to the turbinates and its possible serious complications.

PMID:
19305259
DOI:
10.1097/SCS.0b013e31819ba378
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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