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Sinus Bradycardia and Hypotension Following Reconstructive Hemi Mandibulectomy. Unusual Complication of Orofacial Reconstructive Surgery

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tharanitharan Nagarajah

Jaffna Teaching Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Postoperative complications following pectoralis major myocutaneous flap in orofacial reconstruction are a well-known entity.  Still, literature search didn’t reveal sinus bradycardia as one of those post-operative complications. One of our patients, a 63-year-old gentleman with squamous cell carcinoma in the right cheek, who underwent wide local excision with right side hemi-mandibulectomy and pectoralis major myocutaneous flap reconstruction, developed symptomatic sinus bradycardia and hypotension as a postoperative complication. Initially there was a struggle to find out the underlying cause but later, carotid sinus hypersensitivity was suspected as a probable cause. Ultimately, it was alleviated by a debulking surgery to reduce the pressure in the neck.
How to Cite: Nagarajah, . tharanitharan ., 2022. Sinus Bradycardia and Hypotension Following Reconstructive Hemi Mandibulectomy. Unusual Complication of Orofacial Reconstructive Surgery. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 30(2), pp.145–146. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v30i2.8932
Published on 05 Oct 2022.
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