oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthetic challenges in a patient with Ludwig angina : a case report : scientific letter

Volume 14, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



We present a case report of a 19 year old mentally challenged male child admitted with Ludwig's angina who was posted for surgical incision and drainage. The clinical scenario was further compounded by restricted mouth opening since childhood. Endotracheal intubation was successfully accomplished with awake fibreoptic bronchoscopy. Alternative methods for securing airway in such patients are discussed.

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