Transient unilateral combined paresis of the hypoglossal nerve and lingual nerve following intubation anesthesia


ULUSOY H. , BEŞİR A. , ÇEKİÇ B. , KOŞUCU M. , Geze S.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.64, no.2, pp.124-127, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjane.2012.12.003
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-127
  • Keywords: Hypogtossal paralysis, Lingual paralysis, Intubation anesthesia, INJURY, PALSY, COMPLICATION

Abstract

Nerve damage may occur in the pharyngolaryngeal region during general anesthesia. The most frequently injured nerves are the hypoglossal, lingual and recurrent laryngeal. These injuries may arise in association with several factors, such as laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation and tube insertion, cuff pressure, mask ventilation, the triple airway maneuver, the oropharyngeal airway, manner of intubation tube insertion, head and neck position and aspiration.