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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1994;27(3):251-254.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1994.27.3.251   
Clinical Observation in 20 Cases with Intubation Granuloma.
Byeong Yong Kim, Myoung Hun Kong, Hae Ja Lim, Seong Ho Chang, Byung Kook Chae
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Endotracheal intubation has been widely used for general anesthesia and patency of airway. But intubation granuloma may be developed after intubation. From Feb. 1986 to Jun. 1993, the authors encountered 20 cases of intubation granuloma in Korea University Hospital and following results were obtained. 1) The incidence of intubation granuloma was 0.017%. 2) The age range was from 24 to 49 years. 3) The ratio of male to female was 1 to 19. 4) All cases located at posterior one third of vocal cord, 6 cases were bilateral, 14 were unilateral, of them 10 were in the right sides. 5) Eleven cases were occurred after caesarian section, and the ineidence of which was 0.134% . 6) Hoarseness was the main symptom in 18 cases. 7) The duration from intubation to development of symptom was 15 days to 4 months.
Key Words: Intubation granuloma
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