Anaesthesia and subglottic airway obstruction

  • BA Bulbulia
  • R Ahmed
Keywords: shared airway, jet ventilation, TIVA/TCI, laser excision, monitoring


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


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eISSN: 2220-1173
print ISSN: 2220-1181