Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 358--360

Endotracheal intubation under local anesthesia and sedation in an infant with difficult airway


Kirti N Saxena, Parul Bansal 
 Department of Anesthesiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Kirti N Saxena
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India

Management of the difficult airway in an infant is a challenge for the anesthesiologist. A 10-month-old infant presented to an otolaryngologist with nasopharyngeal mass since birth, which had increased rapidly in size in the last 1 month and was hanging through the cleft palate into the oropharynx. The infant was scheduled for excision of the nasopharyngeal mass through a maxillary approach and the tongue mass through an oral approach under general anesthesia. This case report describes endotracheal intubation performed successfully under sedation and local anesthesia in an infant with a nasal mass protruding through the cleft palate into the oropharynx.


How to cite this article:
Saxena KN, Bansal P. Endotracheal intubation under local anesthesia and sedation in an infant with difficult airway.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:358-360


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Saxena KN, Bansal P. Endotracheal intubation under local anesthesia and sedation in an infant with difficult airway. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jun 19 ];28:358-360
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