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Tongue paralysis after extubation

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 22 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:e077782
  1. Kyin Kyin Khaing, foundation year two doctor,
  2. Jayamalee Jayaweera, consultant
  1. West Sufflolk Hospital, West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, Suffolk, UK
  1. Correspondence to: K K Khaing kyinkhaing92{at}

This man in his 50s experienced left sided tongue paralysis along with dysphonia and dysphagia on awakening in the intensive care unit after a mixed overdose (fig 1). He required respiratory support and needed intubation on four separate occasions, …

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