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Awake Intubation with Upper Airway Blocks in a Case of Cervical Spine Injury


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1 KBNIMS, Kalaburagi, India

Spinal cord injuries pose various challenges to anaesthetist in the management of airway, like restriction of neck movements, airway soft tissue injuries make visualization of vocal cords difficult and necessity of manual inline stabilization, all these factors make the laryngoscopy and visualization of vocal cords difficult.

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Cervical Spinal Cord, Airway, Laryngoscopy, Quadriparesis.
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  • Awake Intubation with Upper Airway Blocks in a Case of Cervical Spine Injury

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Authors

Vijay Kumar
KBNIMS, Kalaburagi, India
Irfan Waris
KBNIMS, Kalaburagi, India

Abstract


Spinal cord injuries pose various challenges to anaesthetist in the management of airway, like restriction of neck movements, airway soft tissue injuries make visualization of vocal cords difficult and necessity of manual inline stabilization, all these factors make the laryngoscopy and visualization of vocal cords difficult.

Keywords


Cervical Spinal Cord, Airway, Laryngoscopy, Quadriparesis.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP009