Bilateral arytenoid cartilage paralysis after inhalation anesthesia in a horse.

@article{Abrahamsen1990BilateralAC,
  title={Bilateral arytenoid cartilage paralysis after inhalation anesthesia in a horse.},
  author={E J Abrahamsen and T C Bohanon and Richard M Bednarski and John A. E. Hubbell and W Muir},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1990},
  volume={197 10},
  pages={1363-5}
}
An 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was anesthetized for surgical exploration and debridement of a chronic draining wound in the intermandibular space. Anesthesia was without complication other than persistently low PaO2. Severe airway obstruction was evident immediately after extubation, requiring tracheostomy. Endoscopic diagnosis was bilateral arytenoid paralysis, which gradually resolved over the next 7 days. Compression, trauma, or tension of the recurrent laryngeal nerves are the… CONTINUE READING