Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre

Mohd Sazafi Mohd Saad, Esa Kamaruzaman, Mazita Ami

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Abstract

Laryngospasm is a serious event that can result in partial or complete upper airway obstruction. It is a common complication during recovery phase of anaesthesia, resulting from acute irritation of the vocal folds. We report a rare case of laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre that settled after treatment. We postulate that the enlarged thyroid gland can lead to direct irritation of the laryngeal nerve as possible cause of repeated episodes of laryngospasm in this patient. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a multinodular goitre as the underlying cause of laryngospasm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Laryngismus
Goiter
Laryngeal Nerves
Vocal Cords
Airway Obstruction
Thyroid Gland
Anesthesia

Keywords

  • Airway obstruction
  • Laryngospasm
  • Multinodular goitre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Mohd Saad, M. S., Kamaruzaman, E., & Ami, M. (2012). Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre. Brunei International Medical Journal, 8(2), 90-93.

Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre. / Mohd Saad, Mohd Sazafi; Kamaruzaman, Esa; Ami, Mazita.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2012, p. 90-93.

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Mohd Saad, MS, Kamaruzaman, E & Ami, M 2012, 'Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre', Brunei International Medical Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 90-93.
Mohd Saad MS, Kamaruzaman E, Ami M. Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre. Brunei International Medical Journal. 2012;8(2):90-93.
Mohd Saad, Mohd Sazafi ; Kamaruzaman, Esa ; Ami, Mazita. / Laryngospasm secondary to a multinodular goitre. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 90-93.
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