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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