Anaesthetic Challenges in a Patient of Ludwig's Angina: A Case Report

Haneesha Movva, Karuna Taksande
2022 Cureus  
Anaesthesiologists have difficult airways to manage while treating patients with severe neck infections. Ludwig's angina patients who are unable to adequately control their airways may pass away. In this article, we go through the anaesthetic management during an emergency drainage procedure for Ludwig's angina. In severe cases of Ludwig's angina, awake fiberoptic intubation under topical anaesthetic is the most effective strategy to maintain the airway. An awake tracheostomy may be the best
more » ... ernative when awake fiberoptic bronchoscopy is not possible.
doi:10.7759/cureus.30570 pmid:36415440 pmcid:PMC9676709 fatcat:dkclnxxsc5dg7fvmviihqobyp4