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Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Anaesthesia and subglottic airway obstruction

BA Bulbulia, R Ahmed

Abstract


In this article, we describe the anaesthetic management and laser excision of a subglottic tumour that caused upper airway obstruction. Stridor was the presenting feature. A good history and careful assessment will reduce the likelihood of erroneous or delayed diagnosis and will improve patient outcome.This case report highlights the use of target-controlled infusions and jet ventilation (high-pressure source ventilation) in the surgical excision of a subglottic tumour.

Keywords: shared airway; jet ventilation; TIVA/TCI; laser excision; monitoring




http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22201173.2011.10872773
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