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Respiratory obstruction following vocal cord injection of Teflon paste.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6517251     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Injection of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) past (Teflon) into vocal cords is becoming more common, but immediate morbidity has not previously been described. A case is reported in which acute airway obstruction followed the injection of Teflon paste into a paralysed vocal cord. This was easily managed, without resort to tracheostomy, by topical lignocaine which reduced the overactivity of the normal vocal cord.
G J Bates; J W Curley; M E Ward
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-19     Completed Date:  1985-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1232-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  therapy
Lidocaine / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Polytetrafluoroethylene / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications
Vocal Cord Paralysis / therapy
Vocal Cords
Reg. No./Substance:
137-58-6/Lidocaine; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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