Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

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


Appavoo Arulvelan1, Madhusudhan Soumya2, Kannath Santhosh3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Arulvelan A, Soumya M, Santhosh K. Fluoroscopy assisted tracheal intubation in a case of anticipated difficult airway: Fail safe devices can also fail.Saudi J Anaesth 2015;9:321-323


How to cite this URL:
Arulvelan A, Soumya M, Santhosh K. Fluoroscopy assisted tracheal intubation in a case of anticipated difficult airway: Fail safe devices can also fail. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];9:321-323
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