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Loupe with magnifying lens as an aid to difficult intubation

Authors:

Suresh K Singhal ,

Senior Professor, PGIMS, Rohtak, IN
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Kiranpreet Kaur,

Assistant Professor, PGIMS, Rohtak, IN
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Anil K Thakur,

Associate Professor, PGIMS, Rohtak, IN
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Jagdish Chander Dureja

Professor, PGIMS, Rohtak, IN
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Abstract

Unpredicted non visualisation of larynx after induction is a big problem for every anaesthetist. It is not always possible to predict whether tracheal intubation will be difficult or even impossible. Various maneuvers and gadgets have been used from time to time to visualize the larynx. A four months old infant with diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot’s was posted for total correction. We encountered a difficult airway situation and we used surgeon’s Loupe with magnifying lens of power 3.5 X, which to our surprise made the things appreciable and we succeeded in intubating the patient without any further attempt.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v20i2.3195

Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology.2012:20(2):98-99

How to Cite: Singhal, S.K. et al., (2012). Loupe with magnifying lens as an aid to difficult intubation. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 20(2), pp.98–99. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v20i2.3195
Published on 10 Jul 2012.
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