Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum following adenotonsillectomy: A case report

Complications following Adenotonsillectomy

Authors

  • Aborvab Naha Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nasima Akhtar Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Pran Gopal Datta Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Anindita Datta Department of Radiology and Imaging, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v45i1.41810

Keywords:

Adenotonsillectomy, Subcutaneous emphysema, Pneumomediastinum, Postoperative complication

Abstract

Adenotonsillectomy is a commonly performed surgery for an Otolaryngologist. The most common complication is postoperative bleeding. However, it can potentially be associated with several other complications. Subcutaneous emphysema after adenotonsillectomy one of the rare complication but potentially life threatening. A case of 6 years old boy, who developed cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum following adenotonsillectomy is reported here.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2019; 45: 62-65

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Published

2019-06-15

How to Cite

Naha, A., Akhtar, N., Datta, P. G., & Datta, A. (2019). Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum following adenotonsillectomy: A case report: Complications following Adenotonsillectomy. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 45(1), 62–65. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v45i1.41810

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Case Report