Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 157–158 | Cite as

Post-Operative Delirium

  • Biju PappachanEmail author
  • Raghav Agrawal
Short Communication


Post-operative delirium (POD) is an acute change in cognitive status characterized by fluctuating consciousness and is associated with high incidences of morbidity, high complication rates and long hospitalizations [1]. In hospitalized patients, 30–40% cases of delirium are thought to be preventable. Multimodal strategies have been used in an effort to counter delirium resulting from diverse causes such as neurotransmitter imbalance, neuro-inflammation, pain, infection, metabolic abnormalities and sleep disorders. Widely applicable therapeutic countermeasures for delirium have not yet been discovered [2].

Case Report

Seventy-year-old male patient reported to us after a road traffic accident in which he injured his left condyle. The fractured segment was displaced antero-medially and occlusion was deranged. Surgical reduction and fixation of the fractured segment was planned.

Patient was deemed fit for surgery after pre-operative assessment. Patient did not report of any...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GDC RaipurRaipurIndia
  2. 2.GMC RajnandgaonRaipurIndia

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