Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury associated with Air-Q - SLJ
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We report a case of a 55-year-old patient who presented for internal fixation of fractured shaft of humerus, tibia and fibula on the right side. Airway was secured with air- Q size 3.5 at the first attempt. Cuff was inflated with 15ml air in accordance with the manufacturer’s labelled recommendation. After removal, he started feeling discomfort due to inability to speak. Indirect laryngoscopy revealed left vocal cord palsy and decreased movement of left arytenoid. Patient recovered completely in 8 weeks...

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