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Soft Palate Ulceration After Brief Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic Airway

de Graaff, Henri J. D. MD, MSc*; Teeuw, Rosemarijn MD; de Quelerij, Marcel MD*; Verbrugge, Serge J. C. MD, PhD*; Boudesteijn, Eldert A. J. MD*

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doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000048
Case Reports: Case Report

We describe a case of extensive soft palate ulceration after the use of an i-gel supraglottic airway device (Intersurgical Ltd, Wokingham, United Kingdom) during a knee arthroscopy in a 61-year-old man. He presented with pain and soft palate ulceration, which eventually required hospital admission because of dehydration. The pharynx healed completely within 3 months, with a change in taste as the remaining symptom.

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From the Departments of *Anesthesiology and ENT, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Accepted for publication November 21, 2013.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Henri J. D. de Graaff, MD, MSc, Department of Anesthesiology, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Kleiweg 500, 3045 PM Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Address e-mail to

© 2014 International Anesthesia Research Society

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