Revisiting a case of difficult airway with a rigid laryngoscope

Poonam Pai Bh, Ali N. Shariat

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Abstract

A cook airway exchange catheter is a long hollow and semirigid catheter which is routinely used for endotracheal tube (ETT) exchange in the intensive care unit setting or even in the operating room in an event of unexpected difficult airway. We describe a novel technique of using an ETT exchanger with the help of a rigid laryngoscope to facilitate intubation as a strategy in a patient with an anticipated difficult airway due to laryngeal cancer presenting as stridor with respiratory distress.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere224616
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anaesthesia
  • cancer intervention
  • cancer-see oncology
  • ear
  • head and neck cancer
  • nose and throat

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