Fiber-optic bronchoscopic guidance for intubating a neonate with Pierre-Robin syndrome.
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.
- Published Article
Journal of clinical anesthesia
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
The Pierre-Robin anomalad features micrognathia, glossoptosis, and frequently a cleft palate. Tracheal intubation may be challenging and sometimes impossible. Reported is a case in which a tracheal guide wire was passed via the suction port of a flexible pediatric bronchoscope. The bronchoscope was then removed, and an endotracheal tube was threaded over the wire. The technique is safe and allows rapid endotracheal intubation in pediatric patients with difficult upper airways.
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