Fiberoptic Intubation as a Boon in Limited Mouth Opening Surgeries

Basha, Salman; Srinath, N.; Dutt, Sunil
October 2011
World Journal of Dentistry;Oct2011, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p350
Academic Journal
Case Study
Surgery of temporomandibular joint ankylosis under general anesthesia poses a great challenge to anesthesiologists. This surgery falls in the category of difficult intubation as direct vocal cord visualization is difficult due to an inability to open the mouth. The present case report suggests that the fiberoptic intubation has become an essential skill for anesthetists dealing with patients in whom orotracheal intubation is anatomically difficult.


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