oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Rigid endoscope-assisted tracheal intubation in a case of epiglottic cyst : case study
|Article Title||Rigid endoscope-assisted tracheal intubation in a case of epiglottic cyst : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||G. Ramanathan, G. Shalini, M.D. Karunanithi, K. Ratnam and R. Umadevi|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||190 - 192|
|Keyword(s)||30 degree nasal endoscope, Epiglottic cyst, Nasotracheal intubation and SRM Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai|
Epiglottic cysts are of particular interest to both surgeons and anaesthetists because of the way in which they encroach on the airway. An epiglottic cyst in a 29-year-old woman was scheduled for endoscopic excision. It was located at the vallecula, and measured around 3 x 4 cm. As a fibre-optic bronchoscope was not available in our institution, endotracheal intubation was achieved with the help of a rigid endoscope and video-camera system.
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