A Complication of Nasotracheal Intubation After Mandibular Subcondylar Fracture


Ersoy B., Gursoy T., Celebiler O. , UMUROĞLU T.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.1527-1529, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31821d4e04
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1527-1529

Özet

Among the potential risks of nasotracheal intubation are nasal bleeding, sinusitis, bacteremia, accidental turbinectomy, and some other structural damages. Retropharyngeal dissection is reported as a very rare complication of nasotracheal intubation, mostly encountered in elective surgery patients. A case with traumatic subcondylar fracture of the mandible is presented here, which is suspected to be the cause of the nasopharyngeal dissection that was observed during attempted nasotracheal intubation.