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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 246-248

Anaesthetic management of difficult airway due to retropharyngeal abscess


Department of Anaesthesiology, JSS Medical College, Mysore, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjula Sudhakar Rao
Department of Anaesthesia, JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysore - 570 004
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.65376

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A one-and-half-year old girl weighing 7.5 kg presented with a history of neck swelling, difficulty in swallowing and breathing. She was posted for incision and drainage on an emergency basis. Diagnosis was confirmed by neck X-ray and computed tomography scan as retropharyngeal abscess. Here we present the successful anaesthetic management of this child at JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysore.


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