Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 347--349

Management of an intraoperatively damaged endotracheal tube in a case of difficult airway using fibre-optic bronchoscope with minimal apnoea period


Jayachandran Himarani, S Mary Nancy, VB Krishna Kumar Raja, S Shanmuga Sundaram 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
S Mary Nancy
B9, Vaibhav Block, The Grove Apartments, City Link Road, NGO Colony, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600 088, Tamil Nadu
India

Damage to the endotracheal tube (ETT) is common in head and neck surgeries, especially in maxillary osteotomy. Airway management in such a crisis is crucial as there is risk of aspiration of blood into lungs, hypoxia and apnoea. This case illustrates a patient with an anticipated difficult airway who had an intraoperative damage to the ETT and was successfully managed by re-intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope in a minimal apnoea period of <15 s using a new technique.


How to cite this article:
Himarani J, Nancy S M, Krishna Kumar Raja V B, Sundaram S S. Management of an intraoperatively damaged endotracheal tube in a case of difficult airway using fibre-optic bronchoscope with minimal apnoea period.Indian J Anaesth 2017;61:347-349


How to cite this URL:
Himarani J, Nancy S M, Krishna Kumar Raja V B, Sundaram S S. Management of an intraoperatively damaged endotracheal tube in a case of difficult airway using fibre-optic bronchoscope with minimal apnoea period. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];61:347-349
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