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17-06-2024 | Difficult Airway | Letter to Editor

Successful Awake Video Stylet Orotracheal Intubation in an Oral Cancer Patient with Limited Mouth Opening and Radiation Fibrosis

Authors: Wen-Chung Lu, Zhi-Fu Wu, Hou-Chuan Lai

Published in: Indian Journal of Surgery

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Awake fiberoptic intubation is the gold standard for managing anticipated difficult airways. However, the fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) is costly, and professional training is required to intubate patients with a difficult airway successfully [1]. The Trachway intubating stylet (Trachway®), also known as the Clarus Video System (Biotronic Instrument Enterprise Ltd., Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.), has been used for awake orotracheal intubation in difficult airway without radiation fibrosis [1, 2] and rescuing from failed FOB intubation [3]. However, in the literature, rare research reported that using awake video stylet orotracheal intubation in oral cancer with limited mouth opening and radiation fibrosis. Here, we described successful awake Trachway® orotracheal intubation in an oral cancer patient with limited mouth opening caused by radiation fibrosis and scar contracture. …
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Metadata
Title
Successful Awake Video Stylet Orotracheal Intubation in an Oral Cancer Patient with Limited Mouth Opening and Radiation Fibrosis
Authors
Wen-Chung Lu
Zhi-Fu Wu
Hou-Chuan Lai
Publication date
17-06-2024
Publisher
Springer India
Published in
Indian Journal of Surgery
Print ISSN: 0972-2068
Electronic ISSN: 0973-9793
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-024-04090-1
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