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The problem of aerophagy. Postoperative gastric dilatation as a remote complication of total laryngectomy.

Abstract
A case of acute gastric dilatation due to massive aerophagy in a patient who had previously had a laryngectomy is reported. Excitement during regional analgesia was responsible. The pathophysiology of this mechanism is discussed and suggestions are made about its prevention.
AuthorsJ Birkhahn, H Z Joachims, T Kaufman
JournalAnaesthesia (Anaesthesia) 1978 Jul-Aug Vol. 33 Issue 7 Pg. 611-2 ISSN: 0003-2409 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID686332 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Acute Disease
  • Aerophagy (complications)
  • Aged
  • Gastric Dilatation (etiology)
  • Humans
  • Laryngectomy
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications (etiology)
  • Time Factors

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