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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 429-431

Acute unilateral post-operative submandibular sialadenitis following posterior cranial fossa surgery


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Neuroanesthesia, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Satyashiva Munjal
Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Sector 43, Gurgaon, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_137_17

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Extreme degree of rotation and flexion of the head during posterior fossa surgeries can lead to acute post-operative submandibular sialadenitis that can cause respiratory compromise. Identification of this problem is vital to prevent deterioration in the early post-operative period. This condition responds well to conservative management provided airway obstruction is taken care of. We discuss a case of a 63-year-old female, with a left side vestibular schwannoma who developed airway obstruction in post-operative period due to swelling of right submandibular gland. Various possible mechanisms leading to this condition and related literature are briefy reviewed.


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