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Difficult airway management: burning no bridges

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Sara Aloqab ,

King Hamad University Hospital, BH
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Senior House Officer, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
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Mahesh Chandrashekaraiah,

King Hamad University Hospital, BH
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Senior Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
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Vishal Shah,

King Hamad University Hospital, BH
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Senior Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
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Shahid Adeel

King Hamad University Hospital, BH
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Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
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Abstract

Ameloblastoma is a benign tumor that arises from odontogenic epithelium. It may present a challenge to anaesthetists as it can distort the facial contours and can make bag-mask ventilation difficult. We present a first case of ameloblastoma in our hospital where a 38-year-old female was scheduled for a right mandibulectomy and reconstruction of the mandible with a custom-made titanium implant. Awake fiberoptic intubation was planned as a first choice for induction of anaesthesia as any other technique may have led to serious airway complications. We believe that airway management in difficult airway cases should always be based on the principle of “burning no bridges”.

How to Cite: Aloqab, S., Chandrashekaraiah, M., Shah, V. and Adeel, S., 2019. Difficult airway management: burning no bridges. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(2), pp.169–171. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v27i2.8458
Published on 26 Jul 2019.
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