W R Aucott

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Two patients who had undergone emergency tracheal intubation developed signs of aspiration of ingested food. Nasendoscopy demonstrated supraglottic anaesthesia which recovered from the laryngeal margins in towards the vocal cords. It is assumed that this was caused by a neuropraxia of the internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, presumably as a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the nasal valsalva with the trumpet manoeuvre and anterior neck skin traction as aids to nasendoscopic examination of the hypopharynx. DESIGN Randomised, controlled comparison of examination techniques. SETTING Single tertiary referral centre. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six adult patients requiring hypopharyngeal nasendoscopic(More)
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