Role of Tube Exchanger Catheter and Oral Endoscope for Intubation in an Unanticipated Difficult Airway in Patient with Carcinoma Larynx

Pramod Gupta
2018 SOJ Anesthesiology & Pain Management  
An unanticipated difficult airway is a great challenge for an anaesthesiologist especially when general anesthesia and N-M blocking agent has already being administered at the time of induction. In this case of carcinoma larynx, on laryngoscopy vocal cord chink was found to be v small and it was impossible to intubate the trachea even with smaller ETT .We used a ventilating tube exchanger catheter in emergency situation to oxygenate and ventilate the lungs and with the help of zero degreeoral
more » ... f zero degreeoral endoscope, which was available with ENT surgeons, we could manage to intubate trachea with ETT size 6.5 cuff tube and got biopsy done.
doi:10.15226/2374-684x/5/1/00155 fatcat:bvlsvm4igjholliz26hm5gfdpu