oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthetic challenges in a patient with Ludwig angina : a case report : scientific letter
|Article Title||Anaesthetic challenges in a patient with Ludwig angina : a case report : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||S. Saini, K.K. Kshetrapal, G. Ahlawat, H. Kamal and T. Singh|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||10 - 11|
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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