Tongue swelling and necrosis after brain tumor surgery


We present a case of tongue necrosis due to intraoperative pressure injury. A laryngeal mask airway with adhesive electrodes was inserted into the oropharynx, over an endotracheal tube, to facilitate glossopharyngeal nerve monitoring during craniotomy for a cerebellopontine angle tumor. The case, mechanisms of injury, and modifications to our current practice are discussed.

DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.106658

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@inproceedings{Nimjee2012TongueSA, title={Tongue swelling and necrosis after brain tumor surgery}, author={Shahid M. Nimjee and David R. Wright and Abhishek Agrawal and David L. McDonagh and Aatif M. Husain and Gavin W. Britz}, booktitle={Asian journal of neurosurgery}, year={2012} }