The difficult airway: Implications for the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon

Bradley J. Goldstein, David Goldenberg

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Abstract

Clinical situations arise in which maintenance of adequate ventilation becomes technically difficult, often either in an emergency setting or perioperatively. The otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon is frequently called upon to provide expertise in airway management. The present article discusses approaches to the patient with a difficult airway. Problems are divided into either acute or elective situations. Algorithmic approaches and specific techniques are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Airway obstruction
  • Compromised airway
  • Difficult airway
  • Management algorithms
  • Tracheotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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