Traumatic palatal perforation after orotracheal intubation: A case report and a review of the literature

Erica Bartlett, Raman C. Mahabir, Charles N. Verheyden

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In this report, we describe an unusual case of a traumatic palatal perforation caused by orotracheal intubation. The paucity of reports of palatal perforation resulting from intubation in the literature suggests that it is a rare occurrence. However, recognizing this potential complication and managing the airway appropriately may reduce patient morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-617
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Cleft palate
  • Intubation
  • Palate perforation
  • Traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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