Medial medullary injury during adenoidectomy

Peter B. Kang, Huan Kee Phuah, Robert A. Zimmerman, Steven D. Handler, Leon S. Dure, Stephen G. Ryan

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We report medullary injury during adenoidectomy in two children who received injections of local anesthetic agents into the operative bed. Initial manifestations included hemiparesis, nystagmus, and ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hemorrhagic, paramedian medullary lesions in both patients. The mechanism of injury is likely to be injection of fluid into the medulla.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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