Medial medullary injury during adenoidectomy

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  • We report medullary injury during adenoidectomy in two children who received injections of local anesthetic agents into the operative bed. Initial manifestations included hemiparesis, nystagmus, and ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hemorrhagic, paramedian medullary lesions in both patients. The mechanism of injury is likely to be injection of fluid into the medulla.
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  • Kang PB; Phuah HK; Zimmerman RA; Handler SD; Dure LS; Ryan SG
  • Start Page

  • 772
  • End Page

  • 774
  • Volume

  • 138
  • Issue

  • 5