Surgical Emphysema after Tonsillectomy in Jordan University Hospital(Case Reports )

Abdul M. Al-Layla, Bassam Al-Barzangi, Izdiad Badran


We report a case of a twenty-year old female patient who got subcutaneous emphysema following tonsillectomy.
The patient had general anesthesia, intubation and ventilation air bubbles were noticed intraoperatively by the surgeon; then the patient developed surgical emphysema involving the face, neck and upper chest. Clinical and radiological assessment revealed a previous surgery in emphysema which extend to the anterior mediastinum and anterior chest wall and bilateral axillae with air in the retro peritoneal cavity.
Management and follow-up where discussed, and to the best of our knowledge, our case is the first to be published from Jordan.


Tonsillectomy, Surgical Emphysema

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