Reply to Tongue Edema Secondary to Suspension Laryngoscopy

  • David Lafferty
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Robert T. Sataloff
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    Address correspondence and reprint requests to Robert T. Sataloff, Drexel University College of Medicine, 219 N. Broad Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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    Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Published:November 23, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.10.015
      In our article titled “Tongue Edema Secondary to Suspension Laryngoscopy,” we presented two patients who underwent prolonged suspension micro laryngoscopy (SML) and developed edema of the tongue that was severe enough that intensive care unit admission with airway monitoring was required.
      • Lafferty D
      • Tami A
      • Valentino WL
      • et al.
      Tongue edema secondary to suspension laryngoscopy.
      At the time of its acceptance for publication in the Journal of Voice on September 23, 2019, the complication of tongue edema following SML had not been reported. We were surprised that this problem had not been described in the literature.
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