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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-153

Fibreoptic intubation in an adult with restricted mouth opening facilitated by improvised bite block from the barrel of syringe


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vaibhav Tewari
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 023, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ARWY.ARWY_22_19

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Fibreoptic intubation is an effective technique for establishing airway access in patients with both anticipated and unanticipated difficult airways. First described in the late 1960s, this approach can facilitate airway management in a variety of clinical scenarios given proper patient preparation and technique. In anticipated difficult airway, the preferred choice of airway management is awake fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), which requires ample amount of expertise and experience. We present a case of difficult airway with extremely restricted mouth opening which was managed by using the barrel of a syringe as an added guide for FOB.


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