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Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury associated with Air-Q

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Mamta Bhardwaj ,

Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health sciences Rohtak, IN
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Assistant Professor, Department of  Anaesthesia
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Kiranpreet Kaur,

Pt BD Sharma University of health sciences, Rohtak, IN
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Associate Professor
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Ruchi Saxena,

Pt BD Sharma University of health sciences, Rohtak, IN
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Senior Resident
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Susheela Taxak

Pt BD Sharma University of health sciences, Rohtak, IN
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Senior Professor
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Abstract

We report a case of 55-year-old patient who presented for internal fixation of fractured shaft of humerus, tibia and fibula on the right side.  Airway was secured with air- Q size 3.5 at the first attempt.  Cuff was inflated with 15ml air in accordance with the manufacturer’s labelled recommendation. After removal, he started feeling discomfort due to inability to speak. Indirect laryngoscopy revealed left vocal cord palsy and decreased movement of left arytenoid. Patient recovered completely in 8 weeks.

How to Cite: Bhardwaj, M. et al., (2017). Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury associated with Air-Q. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 25(2), pp.108–109. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i2.8219
Published on 05 Jul 2017.
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