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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 594-596

Back to the drawing board-relearn the clinical skills: A root cause analysis of a missed case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

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Lenin Babu Elakkumanan
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.187805

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Bilateral vocal cord paralysis being misdiagnosed as bronchial asthma has been reported in the literature on several occasions. Diagnosing this condition needs precise clinical acumen which could lead us to make an integrated diagnostic and treatment plan. Here, we report another missed case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis and the root cause analysis of the incident. This report emphasises the need for appropriate clinical examinations and workup during the pre-operative assessment.


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