A Complication of Nasotracheal Intubation After Mandibular Subcondylar Fracture


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

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.22, no.4, pp.1527-1529, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31821d4e04
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1527-1529

Abstract

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.