Severe postextubation laryngeal obstruction: The role of prior neck dissection and radiation

Christopher M. Burkle, Michael T. Walsh, Shepherd G. Pryor, Jan L. Kasperbauer

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Abstract

Aggressive treatment of advanced head and neck cancer may result in more patients undergoing surgery for unrelated illnesses. We present a case of a patient requiring emergency tracheostomy placement after a routine liver segment resection 10 yr after undergoing a bilateral modified radical neck dissection and radiation therapy. This type of patient may be at increased risk for both postoperative laryngeal edema and neuronal imbalance secondary to their preoperative condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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