oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Intubation of a neonate with glossopalatine ankylosis using a paraglossal approach and a laryngoscope with a straight blade : case report

Volume 20, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Glossopalatine ankylosis presents a challenge to the anaesthesiologist because of its intraoral attachment which obstructs the view of the oral cavity. When preoperative assessment by direct laryngoscopy is possible, a paraglossal approach using a straight blade can be used in such cases. We share our anaesthesia experience of a neonate with glossopalatine ankylosis.

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