Rigid endoscope-assisted tracheal intubation in a case of epiglottic cyst

  • G Ramanathan
  • G Shalini
  • MD Karunanithi
  • PK Purushottaman
  • K Ratnam
  • R Umadevi
Keywords: epiglottic cyst, 30<sup>0</sup> nasal endoscope, nasotracheal intubation

Abstract

Epiglottic cysts are of particular interest to both surgeons and anaesthetists because of the way in which they encroach on the airway. An epiglottic cyst in a 29-year-old woman was scheduled for endoscopic excision. It was located at the vallecula, and measured around 3 x 4 cm. As a fibre-optic bronchoscope was not available in our institution, endotracheal intubation was achieved with the help of a rigid endoscope and video-camera system.

Keywords: epiglottic cyst, 300 nasal endoscope, nasotracheal intubation

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