Retrograde tracheal intubation using a guidewire for a difficult airway in a patient with severe facial burns

  • Arop M.D. Kual
Keywords: intubation, orotracheal, retrograde

Abstract

A technique of retrograde tracheal intubation is disclosed which employs a 7 Frx20cm central venous cannulation J-guidewire (from BIOMETRIX critical care solutions). The guidewire was inserted through the cricothyroid membrane and retrieved orally. An endotracheal tube was then passed over the
guidewire under direct laryngoscopy.

Keywords: intubation, orotracheal, retrograde

Published
2020-08-17
Section
Articles

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