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CASE REPORT

Fiberoptic Intubation as a Boon in Limited Mouth Opening Surgeries

Sunil Dutt, Salman Basha

Citation Information : Dutt S, Basha S. Fiberoptic Intubation as a Boon in Limited Mouth Opening Surgeries. World J Dent 2011; 2 (4):350-352.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1112

Published Online: 00-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Surgery of temporomandibular joint ankylosis under general anesthesia poses a great challenge to anesthesiologists. This surgery falls in the category of difficult intubation as direct vocal cord visualization is difficult due to an inability to open the mouth. The present case report suggests that the fiberoptic intubation has become an essential skill for anesthetists dealing with patients in whom orotracheal intubation is anatomically difficult.


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