Cervical surgical emphysema following routine tonsillectomy.

  title={Cervical surgical emphysema following routine tonsillectomy.},
  author={B Al Omari and M Sadacharam and Patrick Sheahan},
  journal={Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie},
  volume={132 4-5},
Complications of tonsillectomy have been well documented. However spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema of the neck following tonsillectomy has rarely been described. We report a case of this complication in a young female patient.