Tunge- og stemmebåndsparese efter endotrakeal intubation for Legionella-pneumoni

Translated title of the contribution: Hypoglossus and laryngeal nerves palsy after an intubation for Legionella infection

Rikke Sønnichsen, Anne Oberg Lauritsen

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    Abstract

    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.

    Translated title of the contributionHypoglossus and laryngeal nerves palsy after an intubation for Legionella infection
    Original languageDanish
    JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
    Volume175
    Issue number44
    Pages (from-to)2647-8
    Number of pages2
    ISSN0041-5782
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2013

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