Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 428--436

Focused review on management of the difficult paediatric airway


Andrea S Huang1, John Hajduk2, Catherine Rim2, Sarah Coffield2, Narasimhan Jagannathan1 
1 Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2 Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Narasimhan Jagannathan
Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E, Chicago Avenue, Chicago-60611
USA

Management of the difficult paediatric airway management may be associated with a high rate of complications. It is important that clinicians understand the patient profiles associated with difficult airway management, and the equipment and techniques available to effectively manage these children. The goal of this focused review is to highlight key airway management concepts when managing the paediatric difficult airway. This includes understanding the advantages and limitations of various airway equipment designed for children and reviewing the difficult airway algorithm with its unique considerations for the paediatric patient. Early recognition of known risk factors and thorough preparation may be helpful in reducing the risk of complications during difficult airway management in children.


How to cite this article:
Huang AS, Hajduk J, Rim C, Coffield S, Jagannathan N. Focused review on management of the difficult paediatric airway.Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:428-436


How to cite this URL:
Huang AS, Hajduk J, Rim C, Coffield S, Jagannathan N. Focused review on management of the difficult paediatric airway. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];63:428-436
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