Hoarseness after tracheal intubation.

  title={Hoarseness after tracheal intubation.},
  author={Michael William Jones and Sue Catling and Ellen Evans and David H. Green and J. R. Green},
  volume={47 3},
The reported incidence of hoarseness following short-term tracheal intubation varies widely. It has been reported as being permanent in 3%. This suggests that an enormous problem exists considering the numbers of patients intubated daily in the United Kingdom. A prospective study of 235 adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia in a district general hospital included 167 patients whose tracheas were intubated. Of these 167, 54 (32%) complained of hoarseness postoperatively. All but five… CONTINUE READING


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