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Surgical emphysema following tonsillectomy

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October 1, 2005
by Nitesh Patel, FRCS; Gerald Brookes, FRCS
Complications of tonsillectomy have been well documented. However, subcutaneous emphysema of the neck following tonsillectomy has rarely been described. We report a case of this complication in a young man who forcefully performed Valsalva's maneuver following a tonsillectomy.

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