Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

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: 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--12

Ultrasonographic assessment of airway


Kinshuki Jain1, Mukesh Yadav2, Nishkarsh Gupta1, Sanjay Thulkar2, Sushma Bhatnagar1 
1 Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRAIRCH AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiology, Dr. BRAIRCH AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar
Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRAIRCH AIIMS, New Delhi
India

Ultrasound is gaining increasing popularity among anesthesiologists as it is readily available and provides real-time imaging for various procedures. It is considered as a “visual stethoscope” of the anesthesiologist. After establishing its use in regional blocks and central venous catheter insertion, it is now finding increasing use in anticipation of difficult airway and securing and maintaining it. It has challenged the classical approach of clinical assessment of airway and allows more dynamic bedside assessment. This article attempts to briefly outline the role of ultrasound and its applications for airway management in patients.


How to cite this article:
Jain K, Yadav M, Gupta N, Thulkar S, Bhatnagar S. Ultrasonographic assessment of airway.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020;36:5-12


How to cite this URL:
Jain K, Yadav M, Gupta N, Thulkar S, Bhatnagar S. Ultrasonographic assessment of airway. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 30 ];36:5-12
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