Acute unilateral post-operative submandibular sialadenitis f
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Extreme degree of rotation and flexion of the head during posterior fossa surgeries can lead to acute post-operative submandibular sialadenitis that can cause respiratory compromise. Identification of this problem is vital to prevent deterioration in the early post-operative period. This condition responds well to conservative management provided airway obstruction is taken care of. We discuss a case of a 63-year-old female, with a left side vestibular schwannoma who developed airway obstruction in the postoperative period due to swelling of the right submandibular gland. Various possible mechanisms leading to this condition and related literature are briefly reviewed...

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