Nasotracheal intubation in traumatic craniofacial dislocation: Use of the lighted stylet

Vincent P. Verdile, Michael B. Heller, Paul M. Paris, Ronald D. Stewart

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Abstract

The coexistence of facial trauma and suspected cervical spine injury represents a difficult problem in airway management. The successful use of guided nasotracheal intubation using a flexible lighted stylet is described, and its application to the critically injured patient is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Airway management
  • craniofacial injury
  • lighted stylet
  • nasotracheal intubation

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