Total amount: € 0,00
Farag E., Bhandary S., Deungria M., Zura A., Seif J., Borkowski R., Doyle D. J.
Department of General Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Tracheal extubation can be potentially catastrophic, especially in patients with difficult airways. This article describes a case where planned extubation in a patient with a large tongue lesion led to complete airway obstruction and subsequent cardiac arrest. Reintubation was facilitated using a laryngeal mask airway and an Aintree intubation catheter.