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What causes aspiration pneumonia after neck surgery?

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Posted on Wed, 10 May 2017
Question: I have damage in my neck due to a cosmetic surgery procedure (not consented to) went wrong. After 18 months and many doctors I now know I have damage to my vegus nerve and laryngeal nerve in my neck. I am getting constant aspiration pneumonia. what type of doctor deals with this problem in the neck?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
A neurosurgeon can evaluate the possibilities of nerve repair.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic.
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.

As per your description it is obvious that the damaged nerves are the prime reason for your aspiration pneumonia.
You have to consult a neurosurgeon or an intervention neuroradiologist to explore the possibilities of a reparing the damaged nerve. In some cases it is possible to correct the defect by nerve grafting, where in damaged nerve is replaced with a portion of nerve segment taken from your calf.

Timely treatment is vital for aspiration pneumonia to avoid unwanted complications, consult a physician immediately in case of symptoms like cough and fever. Vigorous antibiotic therapy and supportive measures are needed once aspiration pneumonia is confirmed.
Since you are prone to develop aspiration, various life style changes and diet modifications are needed to prevent future aspiration. Which include swallowing techniques and speech therapy. An ENT specialist or a trained palliative specialist can teach you the same.

Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. SHINAS XXXXXXX
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What causes aspiration pneumonia after neck surgery?

Brief Answer: A neurosurgeon can evaluate the possibilities of nerve repair. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns. As per your description it is obvious that the damaged nerves are the prime reason for your aspiration pneumonia. You have to consult a neurosurgeon or an intervention neuroradiologist to explore the possibilities of a reparing the damaged nerve. In some cases it is possible to correct the defect by nerve grafting, where in damaged nerve is replaced with a portion of nerve segment taken from your calf. Timely treatment is vital for aspiration pneumonia to avoid unwanted complications, consult a physician immediately in case of symptoms like cough and fever. Vigorous antibiotic therapy and supportive measures are needed once aspiration pneumonia is confirmed. Since you are prone to develop aspiration, various life style changes and diet modifications are needed to prevent future aspiration. Which include swallowing techniques and speech therapy. An ENT specialist or a trained palliative specialist can teach you the same. Hope I have answered your query. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. SHINAS XXXXXXX