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

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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Abstract

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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