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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;53(4):532-534.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.53.4.532   
Transient Submandibular Gland Swelling Developed after General Anesthesia: A case report.
Hee Yeon Park, Ah Young Oh, Hye Jeong Yun
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. oay1@snubh.org
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Acute transient salivary gland swelling is a rare complication of general anesthesia. These swellings usually resolve over a few hours without sequelae. The etiology of the salivary gland swelling is unclear. However, they are considered to be associated with cough or straining on the endotracheal tube and mechanical blockage of salivary gland duct. Anesthesiologists should know the possible causes, lack of clinical significance, and the course of these transient salivary gland swellings in order to reassure the patient. We report bilateral submandibular gland swelling developed after endotracheal anesthesia in a 4-year-old girl.
Key Words: anesthesia; complication; transient; submandibular gland swelling
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