Fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway as a management of difficult airwary due to the fusion of the entire cervical spine - A report of two cases -

Jae Jin Lee, Byung Gun Lim, Mi Kyoung Lee, Myoung Hoon Kong, Kyong Jong Kim, Jea Yeun Lee

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    11 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Patients with cervical spine instability and limited range of motion are challenge to anesthesiologists. It is important to consider alternatetive methods for securing the airway while maintaining neutral position and minimizing neck motion, because these patients are at increased risk for tracheal intubation failure and neurologic injury during airway management or position change. We experienced two cases that patients had cervical spine instability and severe limited range of motion due to the fusion of the entire cervical spine. One patient was a 6-year-old girl weighing 12.7 kg and had Klippel-Feil syndrome with Arnold-Chiari malformation, the other was a 24-year-old female weighing 31 kg and had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We successfully performed the intubation by using the fiberoptic intubation though a laryngeal mask airway in these two cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)272-276
    Number of pages5
    JournalKorean journal of anesthesiology
    Volume62
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

    Keywords

    • Arnorl-Chiari malformation
    • Difficult airway
    • Fiberoptic intubation
    • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
    • Klippel-Feil syndrome
    • Laryngeal mask airway

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway as a management of difficult airwary due to the fusion of the entire cervical spine - A report of two cases -'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this