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Recurrent postoperative aspiration following jugular foramen tumor resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18637617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a 38 year old male patient who underwent a craniotomy for jugular foramen tumor resection. In the postoperative care unit, the patient developed aspiration accompanied with oxyhemoglobin desaturation. Subsequently, he had several episodes of recurrent aspiration which were attributed to cranial nerves (IX, X) palsy as a complication of the surgery at the jugular foramen. It is suggested that aspiration prophylactic measures should be taken and early assessment of lower cranial nerves function should be done prior to tracheal extubation to decrease post-operative aspiration in patients undergoing base of skull surgery.
Authors:
Achir A Al-Alami; Ghassan E Kanazi; Anis S Baraka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Middle East journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0544-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  Middle East J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-11-17     Revised Date:  2014-10-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604187     Medline TA:  Middle East J Anaesthesiol     Country:  Lebanon    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1179-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Glomus Jugulare Tumor / surgery*
Humans
Lung / radiography
Male
Neurilemmoma / surgery*
Recurrence
Respiratory Aspiration / etiology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome

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