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Use of the Bullard laryngoscope in the adult patient with epiglottitis: a case report.

Authors
  • Spain, Ken
Type
Published Article
Journal
AANA journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2002
Volume
70
Issue
2
Pages
127–129
Identifiers
PMID: 11969063
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This case report involves the anesthetic management of a rare case of adult epiglottitis. It is unique in that there are real photographs of the illness and a previously undocumented use of a specific airway adjunct in acute epiglottitis, the Bullard laryngoscope. Management of the case from start to finish is discussed, as well as the usefulness of the Bullard laryngoscope in a difficult intubation scenario.

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