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Endoscopic removal of throat-packing gauze swallowed during general anesthesia.
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PMID:  22976656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Throat packing is commonly placed in the pharynx before starting oral and maxillofacial surgery under general anesthesia to protect the airway from aspiration of blood and surgical debris. Complications such as airway obstruction may arise if any of the throat packing is retained after extubation, and less commonly, swallowing of the throat packing has been reported. We report endoscopic removal of throat packing gauze swallowed during general anesthesia.
Toshinori Iwai; Takahisa Goto; Yoshiro Matsui; Iwai Tohnai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1547-9     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Departments of *Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and †Anaesthesiology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama; and ‡Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan.
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