Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

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

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


Satyashiva Munjal1, Amit Srivastava1, VS Mehta1, Surender Saini2 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Neuroanesthesia, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Satyashiva Munjal
Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Sector 43, Gurgaon, Haryana
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Munjal S, Srivastava A, Mehta V S, Saini S. Acute unilateral post-operative submandibular sialadenitis following posterior cranial fossa surgery.Indian J Anaesth 2017;61:429-431


How to cite this URL:
Munjal S, Srivastava A, Mehta V S, Saini S. Acute unilateral post-operative submandibular sialadenitis following posterior cranial fossa surgery. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];61:429-431
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