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Online ISSN 1827-1596
Marini F. 1, Rizzo L. 2, Farnesi C. 1, Sarti A. 1
1 Operative Unit of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, S. Maria Nuova Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Firenze, Florence, Italy;
2 Operative Unit of Anesthesia, Presidio Palagi, Azienda Sanitaria Firenze, Florence, Italy
A 74-year-old patient was submitted to urgent surgery for intestinal occlusion. After the induction of the anaesthesia, tracheal intubation failed since no progression of Eshmann tracheal tube introducer was possible. The ventilation was difficult and a laryngeal mask was inserted. After oxygenation, the tracheal tube with a rigid catheter was positioned. The larynx was visible but there was a spur that obstacled the progression of the Eshmann tracheal tube introducer. The spur derived from a previous tracheostomy.