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Retrograde intubation in a patient with neglected cervical spine injury for sacral advancement flap

Authors:

Bhavna Sriramka ,

IMS & SUM Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, IN
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Senior Resident
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Shaswat Kumar Pattnaik

IMS & SUM Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, IN
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Associate Professor
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Abstract

Neglected cervical spine injury is a challenging scenario for an anaesthetist. Fixed deformities,   altered local anatomy, fear of neurological worsening makes intubation difficult and prevents use of manoeuvers in classical intubation. Advances in equipment like fiberoptic bronchoscope or the video laryngoscope aid in such situations. Retrograde intubation (RI) is a useful alternative with high success rate in safe and experienced personnel. The purpose of the article is to highlight the use of this slowly becoming antique technique which becomes quite handy in difficult airway situations.

How to Cite: Sriramka, B. & Pattnaik, S.K., (2017). Retrograde intubation in a patient with neglected cervical spine injury for sacral advancement flap. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 25(2), pp.115–117. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i2.8235
Published on 05 Jul 2017.
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