Peri-orbital surgical emphysema following functional endoscopic sinus surgery, during extubation.

@article{Tzifa2001PeriorbitalSE,
  title={Peri-orbital surgical emphysema following functional endoscopic sinus surgery, during extubation.},
  author={Konstantina Tzifa and Derek W Skinner},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2001},
  volume={115 11},
  pages={916-7}
}
We present a case of peri-orbital surgical emphysema following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), due to extubation with simultaneous manual inhalation with a closed expiratory valve. This complication has not been previously reported in association with general anaesthetic and FESS. Patients undergoing FESS are advised against nose blowing. However, we recommend that the anaesthetist working with a surgeon who performs FESS should also be warned not to use manual inhalation with a… CONTINUE READING

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