When fiberoptic intubation fails in patients with unstable craniovertebral junctions

Mazen A. Maktabi, Sarah S. Titler, Shivani Patel, Ryan K. Conway

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Abstract

Fiberoptic intubation (FOI) is generally regarded as the preferred method to achieve endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine instability. When performed electively, FOI has a very high level of success. Nevertheless, rarely, FOI may fail. Recently, using the fiberoptic scope to obtain a view of the glottis, with the endotracheal tube being inserted independently, guided by the fiberoptic view has been described. In this report, we describe our experience with a variation of this technique in both adults and children with occipito-cervical instabilities in whom FOI failed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1937-1940
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume108
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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When fiberoptic intubation fails in patients with unstable craniovertebral junctions. / Maktabi, Mazen A.; Titler, Sarah S.; Patel, Shivani; Conway, Ryan K.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 108, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 1937-1940.

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Maktabi, Mazen A. ; Titler, Sarah S. ; Patel, Shivani ; Conway, Ryan K. / When fiberoptic intubation fails in patients with unstable craniovertebral junctions. In: Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2009 ; Vol. 108, No. 6. pp. 1937-1940.
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