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Bradford A, Goeschel C, Shofer M, et al. Am Fam Physician. 2023;108(1):14-16.
James C, Singh K, Valley TS, et al. Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2023. AHRQ Publication No. 23-0040-4-EF.
A 63-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital for anterior cervical discectomy (levels C4-C7) and plating for cervical spinal stenosis under general anesthesia. The operation was uneventful and intraoperative neuromonitoring was used to help prevent spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury. During extubation after surgery, the anesthesia care provider noticed a large (approximately 4-5 cm) laceration on the underside of the patient’s tongue, with an associated hematoma.
Zimolzak AJ, Singh H, Murphy DR, et al. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2022;29(1):e100565.