Severe Transient Pharyngeal Paralysis Following C2 Fracture Repair.

@article{Cumpston2015SevereTP,
  title={Severe Transient Pharyngeal Paralysis Following C2 Fracture Repair.},
  author={Evan C Cumpston and Jonathan M Bock},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={124 8},
  pages={598-602}
}
OBJECTIVES We report a case of isolated pharyngeal plexus injury following posterior plating of a C2 fracture in an 84-year-old white male. METHODS Methods include a case report with literature review. RESULTS The patient presented with dense pharyngeal paralysis and inability to initiate swallowing but maintained true vocal cord movement. The patient required gastrostomy tube feeding for 3 months but eventually recovered his swallowing function. Prior literature on acute pharyngeal… CONTINUE READING
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