Volume 5, Issue 1 (2024)                   J Clinic Care Skill 2024, 5(1): 1001-1005 | Back to browse issues page

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Attaran H, Ganjali H, Hedjazi A, Chavoshi H. Lethal Intracranial Injury as a Complication of Septorhinoplasty: a Case Report. J Clinic Care Skill 2024; 5 (1) :1001-1005
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Introduction: Nasal septoplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures with several common and uncommon complications. Although rare, intracranial adverse events of septorhinoplasty are life-threatening, and there are few case reports on fatal intracranial complications.
Case Report: We present a case of an otherwise healthy 47-year-old woman who underwent septorhinoplasty, then had decreased level of consciousness, and finally died due to subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage caused by a bone fragment isolated from the fractured sphenoid sinus. In this case, the complication was attributed to surgeon carelessness and he was considered liable for patient death due to medical negligence.
Conclusion: Surgeon experience in septoplasty surgery is essential and meticulous attention to anatomical landmarks is of paramount importance to prevent a serious outcome that may lead to patient death and surgeon conviction.
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Article Type: Case/Series Report | Subject: General
Received: 2023/11/8 | Accepted: 2024/01/11 | Published: 2024/02/21

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