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Author Singha, Subrata ♦ Chatterjee, Nilay
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Anesthesia
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Neurosurgery
Abstract During retromastoid and far-lateral posterior fossa surgical approaches the head may be positioned at the extreme limits of rotation and extension. In rare instances, patients may develop acute sialadenitis after surgery as a consequence of such positioning. In those patients, the neck/facial swelling is contralateral to the craniectomy site. The mechanism implicated in acute sialadenitis in the patient described in this report was because of obstruction to the salivary duct due to surgical positioning. The course of this complication is typically benign if it is identified early in the postoperative period.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 4
Page Count 3
Starting Page 591
Ending Page 593