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Successful intubation with Macintosh laryngoscope after failed intubation with McGrath videolaryngoscope in post burn contracture of the neck

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Rashmi Salhotra ,

IN
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Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
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Varun Arora,

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Postgraduate student,Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
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Chhavi Sarabpreet Sharma,

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Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
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Ashok Kumar Sethi

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Director Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
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Abstract

A 29 year old woman, a case of post burn contracture of the neck came for the release. McGrath video laryngoscope was chosen as the initial tool for airway management. Despite an excellent view, intubation failed due to lack of working airway space available after use of video laryngoscope. Successful intubation was achieved with Macintosh laryngoscope although the laryngoscopy view was Cormack and Lehane grade IIIa and percentage of glottic opening score was 25%. More research into the predictors of difficult laryngoscopy or intubation with the video laryngoscope needs to be done before recommending these devices for use in difficult airway scenarios.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10/4038/slja.v22i2.6833

How to Cite: Salhotra, R. et al., (2014). Successful intubation with Macintosh laryngoscope after failed intubation with McGrath videolaryngoscope in post burn contracture of the neck. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 22(2), pp.69–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i2.6833
Published on 27 Jun 2014.
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