Airway obstruction due to massive lingual oedema following cleft palate surgery

Jeffry T. Lee, Harry Kingston

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Abstract

The Pierre Robin syndrome consists of micrognathia, pseudo-macroglossia, glossoptosis and a high arched or cleft palate. Difficult intubation of the trachea and associated abnormalities such as congenital heart disease are well known complications of this syndrome. Intraoral surgery (such as cleft palate repair and palatoplasty) can also be technically difficult for the surgeon resulting in prolonged retraction on the tongue with a mouth gag to provide adequate surgical exposure. We report a case where massive lingual oedema following a cleft palate repair resulted in life-threatening airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1985

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Cleft Palate
Airway Obstruction
Tongue
Edema
Micrognathism
Pierre Robin Syndrome
Macroglossia
Trachea
Intubation
Mouth
Heart Diseases

Keywords

  • airway obstruction
  • complications
  • equipment
  • lingual oedema
  • mouth retractor
  • prolonged
  • surgery

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Airway obstruction due to massive lingual oedema following cleft palate surgery. / Lee, Jeffry T.; Kingston, Harry.

In: Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, 05.1985, p. 265-267.

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Lee, Jeffry T. ; Kingston, Harry. / Airway obstruction due to massive lingual oedema following cleft palate surgery. In: Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal. 1985 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 265-267.
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