A CASE SERIES DISCUSSING UNCONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES OF DIFFICULT AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

Dr. Ashwini Suryawanshi, Dr. Ajay Yadav

Abstract


Difficult airway defined by American Society of Anaesthesiologist (ASA) as, “clinical situation in which a conventionally trained
anaesthesiologist experiences difficulty with mask ventilation, difficulty with tracheal intubation or both.” Anaesthesiologists come across difficult
airway very oftenly with patients having large neck swelling causing distortion of airway, restricted mouth opening, facial deformity, intraoral
masses etc. Nowadays there is availability of newer unconventional techniques for managing difficult airway like fiberoptic bronchosope, video
larygoscopes, supraglottic airway devices including fastrach, intubating laryngeal mask airway, retrograde intubation technique & many more.
This is the case series study of 4 cases- Ludwig's angina, lipoma neck, thyroid, osteoblastoma of mandible with all presenting as difficult airway &
its management.
This study presents successful management of difficult airway by various unconventional intubation techniques.


Keywords


difficult airway, unconventional intubation.

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