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Quadriplegia following Tracheoplasty

Authors:

M. B. Perera ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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C. Jayasuriya,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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S. Rupasinghe,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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J. M. S. Jayalath

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

We report a case of a 19-year-old female who with tracheal stenosis following prolonged intubation due to organophosphorous poisoning. Crico tracheal resection and end to end laryngotracheal anastomosis was done. She developed quadriplegia on the 2nd post-operative day. MRI revealed ischemic segment from C3 to T1 segments of spinal cord. We think that the decreased blood flow in the anterior spinal artery with flexion of the neck in combination with hypotension was the direct cause of this major complication. Quadriplegia is a rare complication following Tracheoplasty and should be considered included in the routine consent.
How to Cite: Perera, M.B. et al., (2017). Quadriplegia following Tracheoplasty. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology. 5(1), pp.30–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjo.v5i1.5240
Published on 25 Jan 2017.
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