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Airway Management in an Infant with a Large Supraglottic Mass after Failed Fiberoptic Intubation.

Authors
  • Sharma, Rajeev1
  • Kaushal, Vidit1
  • Tyagi, Mohit1
  • Mittal, Ashish1
  • 1 Department of Anesthesiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of emergency medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
53
Issue
5
Pages
746–748
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.06.036
PMID: 28874303
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

We describe the inability to negotiate the tip of the fiberscope between the epiglottis and the supraglottic growth and the successful use of direct laryngoscopy to improve the available space along with the usefulness of "bubbling of air" to locate the glottic opening in an infant. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: We emphasize the role of the emergency physician in managing such patients. Most of the time, the setting is not ideal in such emergency situations and the most qualified clinician to treat them is the emergency physician. The knowledge and skills of the emergency physician, along with awareness of the possible techniques for airway management, can be lifesaving.

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