Two Cases of Airway Obstruction after Radiation Therapies
放射線治療後に高度気道狭窄となった2症例

Yuki MATSUMOTO, Kazuyoshi HASHIMOTO, Ryu YOSHIDA, Yuzou SHIMAZU, Hisashi HATTORI, Keiichi KAN
2016 THE JOURNAL OF JAPAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ANESTHESIA  
We report two cases of airway obstruction due to several radiotherapies. In the first case, although a "cannot ventilate, cannot intubate" (CVCI) situation arose, we performed cricothyrotomy, thus saving the patient. In the second case, we were able to perform bronchoscopy early to assess her laryngeal edema before nasal intubation and tracheotomy were performed. As a result, a potentially distressing situation for the patient was prevented. We must be careful of airway obstructions that can
more » ... uctions that can occur in patients after several radiotherapies.
doi:10.2199/jjsca.36.11 fatcat:kedp3w7jyjhwhkjywhl44coch4