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Laryngeal mask airway guided fibreoptic tracheal intubation in a child with a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst.

Authors
  • Yang, Sin Young
  • Son, Soo Chang
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric anaesthesia
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2003
Volume
13
Issue
9
Pages
829–831
Identifiers
PMID: 14617127
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The establishment of a tracheal airway with direct laryngoscopy can either be difficult or impossible in children with airway pathology. Multiple direct laryngoscopic attempts cause oedema and/or bleeding with subsequent difficult ventilation. The techniques utilizing the laryngeal mask airway (LMATM) and the fibreoptic bronchoscope have been reported. The case of a child with lingual thyroglossal duct cyst in which the LMA was useful to secure the airway and as a conduit for fibreoptic tracheal intubation is reported.

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