Pharyngeal perforation following endotracheal intubation in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis


A 63-year-old, 147 em tall woman weighing 50 kg was scheduled for total knee replacement. she had had RA since age 21. She complained of swallowing disturbance as well as knee problem. At age 50, she was put under general anesthesia for cholecystectomy, at our hospital. A review of the anesthetic record at that time showed that endotracheal intubation was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s0054030070113