Fibreoptic intubation--a case series and brief review

Tan, It and Wang, Chew Yin (1993) Fibreoptic intubation--a case series and brief review. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 48 (2). pp. 200-6. ISSN 0300-5283

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Fibreoptic intubation has been established as a major advance in the management of difficult or failed intubation in the awake patient. If necessary, it may be performed under general anaesthesia with either spontaneous or controlled ventilation. This should be considered early in the management of failed intubation, before multiple attempts with other techniques lead to haemorrhage and oedema in the airway. We describe here selected case reports to illustrate this in 8 different situations. This is followed by a brief review of the technique and indications of fibreoptic intubation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intubation; tracheal: fibreoptic; awake; technique
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 03:20
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 04:49

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