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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of cervical spine - An unusual cause of difficult flexible fiber optic intubation


1 Associate Specialist, Department of Anesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India
2 Consultant, Department of Anesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.62609

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This is a report of anterior osteophytes on the cervical vertebra resulting in distortion of the airway and leading to difficulty during intubation. The osteophytes associated with the syndrome of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis were at the C2-3 and C6-7, T1 level and resulted in anterior displacement of the pharynx and the trachea respectively.


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