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Difficulty in shaving: a rare complication after total laryngectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19880035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Many complications and sequelae after laryngectomy have been described in the literature. Here, we are reporting an unusual, till now, unreported complication after laryngectomy.
CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old man who underwent total laryngectomy for stage 3 carcinoma of larynx presented with cough on attempting to shave the beard 4 months after the surgery. The management of this patient along with a brief review of the literature is discussed.
CONCLUSION: Cross nerve innervation was thought to be the cause for this complication.
Rajeshwari Aroor; Deviprasad Shetty; Gangadhara Somayaji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-01-07     Revised Date:  2011-06-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / adverse effects
Facial Muscles / innervation*
Facial Nerve / pathology*,  surgery
Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery*
Laryngeal Nerves / pathology*,  surgery
Laryngectomy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Comment In:
Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 May-Jun;32(3):266-7   [PMID:  20434808 ]
Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 May-Jun;32(3):265-6   [PMID:  20434802 ]

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