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Unrecognized Bilateral Dislocation of Temporomandibular Joint during Orotracheal Intubation
Sang Bong Chung, Hyoungbae Jeon, Taikwan Kim
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(2):75-78
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.2.75
Published online: June 30, 2015
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Department of Neurosurgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. phoenixchung@hanmail.net
Received: 4 February 2015   • Revised: 19 March 2015   • Accepted: 15 May 2015

Mandible dislocation during endotracheal intubation is an unusual occurrence but easy to be overlooked for its unfamiliarity. We recently had a case of iatrogenic bilateral dislocation of a temporomandibular joint during orotracheal intubation and emphasize the importance of an early awareness of this possible complication.

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