Tunge- og stemmebåndsparese efter endotrakeal intubation for Legionella-pneumoni

Rikke Sønnichsen, Anne Oberg Lauritsen

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    Extracranial involvement of the hypoglossal nerve and recurrent laryngeal branch of the vagal nerve can be a complication of anaesthetic airway management (Tapia's syndrome) or focal involvement due to Legionella infection. We present a patient with bilateral hypoglossal and unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerves palsy after a complicated intubation and a Legionella infection. Clarithromycin therapy was started. Within months, tongue mobility and swallowing gradually improved. Two months after discharge persisting unilateral recurrent nerve palsy was observed.

    Bidragets oversatte titelHypoglossus and laryngeal nerves palsy after an intubation for Legionella infection
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
    Udgave nummer44
    Sider (fra-til)2647-8
    Antal sider2
    StatusUdgivet - 28 okt. 2013


    • Humans
    • Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases
    • Intubation, Intratracheal
    • Legionella pneumophila
    • Legionnaires' Disease
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Tongue Diseases
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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