Lingual Nerve Injury Resulting from Oral Airway Compression During a Myomectomy

Cheng Shing Kuo, Kok Min Seow, Jiann Loung Hwang, Gong Jhe Wu

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Abstract

Objective: Lingual nerve injury is an uncommon complication of anesthesia. We report a case of isolated unilateral lingual nerve injury following endotracheal tube anesthesia. Case Report: A 36-year-old woman with primary infertility for 4 years presented with severe dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. A myomectomy was performed under endotracheal tube anesthesia. Postoperatively, the patient complained of numbness at the tip of the right side of the tongue. One month later, the numbness had completely reversed with no motor or sensory nerve complications. Conclusion: Physicians should be aware of this rare complication, especially when a patient complains of numbness of the tongue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Uterine Myomectomy
Lingual Nerve Injuries
Hypesthesia
Endotracheal Anesthesia
Tongue
Menorrhagia
Dysmenorrhea
Infertility
Anesthesia
Physicians

Keywords

  • lingual nerve injury
  • myomectomy
  • oral airway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Lingual Nerve Injury Resulting from Oral Airway Compression During a Myomectomy. / Kuo, Cheng Shing; Seow, Kok Min; Hwang, Jiann Loung; Wu, Gong Jhe.

In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 43, No. 4, 12.2004, p. 216-218.

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Kuo, Cheng Shing ; Seow, Kok Min ; Hwang, Jiann Loung ; Wu, Gong Jhe. / Lingual Nerve Injury Resulting from Oral Airway Compression During a Myomectomy. In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2004 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 216-218.
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