Intubation of the Distorted Upper Airway

Fischer, Callie J.
April 2009
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 77-year-old female patient, who was presented to the preoperative area for having a large right thyroid goiter. It is noted that the patient was having medical history of hyperthyroidism, disease on coronary artery and hypertension. Accordingly, large thyroid goiters patients are usually having distorted upper airways and that large upper airway masses that are having tracheal compression can often be predicted to be accompanied with difficult intubations, which requires alternative methods for managing airway.


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