CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 321-323

Fluoroscopy assisted tracheal intubation in a case of anticipated difficult airway: Fail safe devices can also fail


1 Department of Anesthesiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Division of Neuroanesthesiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3 Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Appavoo Arulvelan
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Neuroanesthesiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.154739

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Difficulty in airway management is the most important cause of major anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. Unexpected difficulties may arise even with proper preanesthesia planning. Here, we report a case of anticipated difficult airway primarily planned for flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope assisted intubation, but due to unexpected failure of light source, fluoroscopy was used, and the airway was successfully secured.


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