Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
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Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy After Septoplasty Under General Anaesthesia

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kocaeli State Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 241-244
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2018.62893
Read: 225 Downloads: 35 Published: 19 September 2019

Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is a rare perioperative complication. Causes of this condition are mostly attributed to oropharyngeal manipulation during airway management, suggesting injuries involving the peripheral part of the nerve. Owing to the concomitant pathways of the nerves, the hypoglossal nerve might be injured together with the recurrent laryngeal (Tapia’s syndrome) or lingual nerves. The present report described a case of isolated HNP as a rare perioperative complication.

 

Cite this article as: Gurbuz Aytuluk H, Aktaş Ö. Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy After Septoplasty Under General Anaesthesia. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 241-4.

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