CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2023; 18(04): 810-812
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1776299
Case Report

Lingual Abscess after Posterior Fossa Surgery: An Unusual Complication of the Concorde Position

Debajyoti Datta
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Debarshi Chatterjee
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Mona Tiwari
2   Department of Radiology, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Abstract

Posterior fossa tumors are one of the most common tumors occurring in children. These tumors are often operated in the Concorde or prone position. Venous congestion can occur due to neck flexion during the positioning causing macroglossia. We report a case of a lingual abscess in a child after surgery in the Concorde position. There was no preoperative evidence of any lingual and dental complaints or injury during intubation. We hypothesize that the lingual abscess in the immediate postoperative period was secondary to venous stasis during the positioning for surgery.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the parents for publication.


Authors' Contributions

All authors contributed to the study conception and design. D.D. was involved in material preparation, data collection, and analysis. M.T. contributed to radiological part of the study. D.D. wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and all authors commented on previous versions of the manuscript. All authors read, and approved the final manuscript.




Publication History

Article published online:
30 November 2023

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