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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Airway management in huge ranula


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, B.R.D. Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priyanka Dwivedi
Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/arwy.arwy_3_21

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Airway management in the presence of a large intraoral swelling is always challenging. We report a young boy with a huge ranula occupying the entire oral cavity and protruding from the mouth. Our planned and strategic approach in a resource-limited setting included prior consultation with the ENT surgeon for aspiration of swelling if needed before intubation. Good topical airway anaesthesia followed by gentle videolaryngoscopy resulted in successful airway management.


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