Awake Tracheostomy for Trismus and Oropharyngeal Tumor

Dreyer, Emily A.
April 2011
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 57-year-old woman who was presented with dental extraction and diagnosed with inoperable squamous cell carcinoma in the left tonsil. The patient received morphine prior to the tracheostomy procedure to manage her airway and maintain her awake state. It also discusses the collaborative efforts made by the surgical and anesthesia teams to manage a safe method to avoid potential complications and secure the patient with a tenuous airway.


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