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Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury caused by a laryngeal mask airway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10212721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although there have been few reports of serious complications with the laryngeal mask airway, we record a case of permanent unilateral vocal cord paralysis following the use of a laryngeal mask airway and review the literature describing injuries, not only to the recurrent laryngeal nerves but also to the hypoglossal and lingual nerves.
D Lowinger; B Benjamin; L Gadd
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-16     Completed Date:  1999-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Aphonia / etiology,  therapy
Laryngeal Masks / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve / injuries*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology*,  therapy

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