Acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency: An atypical first presentation intra-operatively.

We report a case of airway difficulties encountered as a result of blistering, oedema and bleeding from the oropharyngeal mucosa of an 85-year-old female undergoing an elective excision of a submandibular neck lump. This led to a delay in extubation by several hours. The patient was subsequently found to have an acquired form of C1 esterase inhibitor… CONTINUE READING