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Anesthesia and a rotated neck

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 18, 2009
  • 02:24 AM

Hello all. Maybe someone can help me. I had a myringoplasty performed on my left ear 3 1/2 months ago. A day or two after the surgery I had severe breathing difficulty or the sensation of my airway swelling shut. I'm not sure if I had any nerve trauma, muscles in the neck twisted due to a flacid body under general anesthesia during surgery. I've certainly had some soreness and swelling on the left side extending from the ear to the base of the neck. The swelling has gone down, but I still get the sensation that I have to force O2 into my body for adequate perfusion. Sometimes I feel my airway is cut off in the throat and/or something is stuck creating a pressure sensation that, again, makes it difficult for me to breath. At times I can adjust my body positioning to see if that opens the airway a bit more and once in awhile it seems to help. I've recently been to a Chiropractor (friend) who doesn't seem to see anything out of place. Could swelling last for quite a while just from a myringoplasty? Obviously I was intubated with this surgery and I just cannot get any headway with any reasons for this particular problem. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? My ENT said he never had anyone with this problem before. I will say this, never had it before the surgery, only after. Thanks


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