oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia and subglottic airway obstruction : case study

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



In this article, we describe the anaesthetic management and laser excision of a subglottic tumour that caused upper airway obstruction. Stridor was the presenting feature. A good history and careful assessment will reduce the likelihood of erroneous or delayed diagnosis and will improve patient outcome.This case report highlights the use of target-controlled infusions and jet ventilation (high-pressure source ventilation) in the surgical excision of a subglottic tumour.

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