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Airway Management by Blind Nasal Intubation in Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis


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1 MRMC, Kalaburagi, India

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis presents with restricted mandibular movements. Blind nasal intubation, retrograde intubation, fibreoptic guided intubation, cricothyrotomy and tracheostomy are the various techniques available for restricted mouth opening. Here we report airway management with blind nasal intubation in a child with recurrent unilateral left TMJ ankylosis posted for interposition arthroplasty.


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Ankylosis, Intubation, Nasal.
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Manjushree P. Babladi
MRMC, Kalaburagi, India
K. S. R. Murthy
MRMC, Kalaburagi, India
Nanda Nandyal
MRMC, Kalaburagi, India

Abstract


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis presents with restricted mandibular movements. Blind nasal intubation, retrograde intubation, fibreoptic guided intubation, cricothyrotomy and tracheostomy are the various techniques available for restricted mouth opening. Here we report airway management with blind nasal intubation in a child with recurrent unilateral left TMJ ankylosis posted for interposition arthroplasty.


Keywords


Ankylosis, Intubation, Nasal.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP041