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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
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Minerva Anestesiologica 2010 February;76(2):148-50

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Successful emergent reintubation using the Aintree intubation catheter and a laryngeal mask airway

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.

language: English


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