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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;52(5):617-619.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.52.5.617   
Transient Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy after Septorhinoplasty: A case report.
Ji Won Ju, Young Duck Shin, Byoung Sang Min, Seok Hee Han, Tae Won Jung, Sang Yong Park
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Cheongju Saint Mary's Hospital, Cheongju, Korea. choiyj0139@yahoo.co.kr
Abstract
Hypoglossal nerve palsy is a rare complication after general anesthesia with orotracheal intubation. It can present with symptoms of tongue deviation, dysarthria and swallowing difficulties. We report 33-year-old female who was scheduled to undergo surgery for a nasal bone fracture under general anesthesia, using orotracheal intubation. After surgery, she complained right side tongue deviation and, dysarthria, and was diagnosed with right hypoglossal nerve palsy. The cause of the hypoglossal nerve palsy was assumed to be a complication of the orotracheal intubation. Fortunately, the patient fully recovered 2 weeks after surgery.
Key Words: hypoglossal nerve palsy; orotracheal intubation


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