Cervical subcutaneous emphysema: an unusual complication of adenotonsillectomy


MIMAN M., Ozturan O., DURMUS M., KALCIOGLU M., GEDIK E.

PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA, vol.11, no.4, pp.491-493, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2001.00707.x
  • Journal Name: PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.491-493
  • Keywords: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, postoperative complications, subcutaneous emphysema, TONSILLECTOMY

Abstract

Removal of the tonsils and adenoid tissue because of recurrent infection and/or respiratory obstruction is one of the most commonly performed operations. A rare complication during this intervention is subcutaneous surgical emphysema. The awareness of anaesthesiologists and otolaryngological surgeons will protect the patient from serious consequences. We report our experience with this complication and provide a review of the literature.