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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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CABEZON A., Rodrigo    RIO R., Alejandra del. Tapia syndrome post nasal surgery. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello []. 2020, 80, 4, pp.513-517. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162020000400513.

Tapia's Syndrome is a rare complication secondary to airway manipulation. It is characterized by a concurrent lesion of cranial nerve pairs X (vagus nerve) and XII (hypoglossal nerve), usually attributed to compression or stretching of these nerves. Initially, it may lead us to suspect a central lesion, as there is simultaneous involvement of two low cranial nerves, but the vast majority of cases described are peripheral lesions. The procedures most frequently associated with this complication are head and neck surgery, which is why it is very important to bear this in mind in the development of our clinical practice. Our patient showed Tapia's syndrome following septoplasty with turbinectomy without complications in the operative site nor under anesthesia. He was treated with phoniatric and oral corticoids, recovering completely four months after surgery.

: Tapia Syndrome; hypoglossal nerve paralysis; vocal cord paralysis; septoplasty; dysphonia.

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