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Anaesthesia mumps: much to do about nothing
  1. Reena Abraham,
  2. Chetana Nagaraj and
  3. Wai Yoong
  1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Wai Yoong; waiyoong{at}


Anaesthesia mumps is an uncommon postoperative complication resulting in unilateral or bilateral swelling of the parotid glands following surgical and endoscopic procedures. Our case illustrates the benign course of anaesthesia mumps in a postoperative vaginal hysterectomy patient with no underlying illness and also discusses previous cases in the literature and management strategies.

  • anaesthesia
  • obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
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  • Contributors RA did literature search and co-wrote the paper. CN was the anaesthetist and co-wrote the article. WY was the operating surgeon, did the literature search and co-wrote the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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