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Should Regional or General Anaesthesia be Used in a Case of Difficult Airway - A Decision Conundrum?


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1 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Airway management is the essence of practice of clinical anaesthesiology. Some patients may be anticipated to have a difficult airway with the exception of 1% to 3% patients in whom there might be an unanticipated difficult airway. There exists a decision conundrum as to the choice of anaesthetic. Thus, the aim of this poster is to discuss the pros and cons of using regional versus general anaesthesia in a case of established difficult airway.


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Difficult Airway, Regional Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia, Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy, Pregnant, Management.
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T. K. Sushma
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Ramkumar Venkateswaran
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
M. Shiyad
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Abstract


Airway management is the essence of practice of clinical anaesthesiology. Some patients may be anticipated to have a difficult airway with the exception of 1% to 3% patients in whom there might be an unanticipated difficult airway. There exists a decision conundrum as to the choice of anaesthetic. Thus, the aim of this poster is to discuss the pros and cons of using regional versus general anaesthesia in a case of established difficult airway.


Keywords


Difficult Airway, Regional Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia, Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy, Pregnant, Management.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP087