CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 362-365

Occult pyriform sinus fistula resulting in intraoperative subcutaneous emphysema ( a case report)


1 Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Egypt
2 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt

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Ayman A. Abdellatif
MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo
Egypt
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DOI: 10.7123/01.ASJA.0000416594.53803.df

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The occurrence of subcutaneous emphysema in the neck area after endotracheal intubation is an alarming sign for a serious upper airway perforation. This report present a case of a hidden pharyngeal pouch that resulted in subcutaneous emphysema and was diagnosed intraoperatively by pharyngeoscopy.



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