Rigonfiamento transitorio delle ghiandole parotidi in seguito ad anestesia generale. Descrizione di un caso clinico.

Translated title of the contribution: Transitory swelling of a parotid gland following general anesthesia. Description of a case

M. Valenti, F. Rodola, M. Rollo, F. Stoppa, S. Vagnoni

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Abstract

An acute transient swelling of the parotid glands is recorded after general anaesthesia in orthopaedic surgery. The first differential diagnosis is bacterial parotitis; other causes of gland enlargement are viral infections, lymphoma, leukemia, sarcoidosis, Sjogren's syndrome, malnutrition cirrhosis, vomiting, and poor oral hygiene. Excluding the above mentioned conditions, the most probably factors involved in our case are drugs used for anaesthesia, congestion of the venous drainage of the gland because of parasympathetic stimula during tracheal intubation and head positioning during surgery.

Translated title of the contributionTransitory swelling of a parotid gland following general anesthesia. Description of a case
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume61
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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