Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 262--263

Massive lingual swelling following cleft palate repair


MC Rajesh, Saji Kuriakose, Jayanth Sukumar, EK Ramdas 
 Department of Anesthesia Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd., Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
M C Rajesh
Department of Anesthesia Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd., Calicut, Kerala
India

We report two cases of massive tongue edema in routine palatoplasty. All patients had uneventful recovery. We postulated that the macroglossia was secondary to ischemia and venous congestion after prolonged use of Killner Dott mouth gag with slotted tongue blade exaggerated by hyperextension of neck and Trendelenberg position.


How to cite this article:
Rajesh M C, Kuriakose S, Sukumar J, Ramdas E K. Massive lingual swelling following cleft palate repair.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2013;29:262-263


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Rajesh M C, Kuriakose S, Sukumar J, Ramdas E K. Massive lingual swelling following cleft palate repair. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Mar 9 ];29:262-263
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