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Postoperative Uvular Edema in a Child After General Anesthesia via a Laryngeal Mask Airway

Huang, Jia MD; Chui, Inca MD

doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182a995ef
Case Reports: Case Report

We describe a case of postoperative uvular edema in a pediatric patient who underwent general anesthesia via a laryngeal mask airway at our institution. Although numerous cases of uvular trauma have been reported in the literature, its association with laryngeal mask airway use remains rare.

From the Department of Anesthesiology, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York.

Accepted for publication August 12, 2013.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Jia Huang, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, NYU Medical Center, 550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016. Address e-mail to

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