Uvular necrosis after orotracheal intubation

Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jun;27(5):631.e3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2008.09.004.


Most complications from general anesthesia are thought to be minor and require no specific treatment. Throat pain after general anesthesia is a relatively common complaint. However, uvular necrosis is an unusual complication after intubation that has been rarely reported. We describe a case of a 22-year-old man who presented with uvular necrosis 4 days after undergoing general anesthesia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Necrosis / etiology
  • Uvula / injuries*


  • Analgesics
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents