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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-94

Retrograde intubation in a complicated bilateral mandibular fracture from gunshot injury


Department of Anaesthesia, Ekiti State University, and Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti-State, Nigeria

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Orilonise O Olatunji
Department of Anaesthesia, Ekiti State University, P.M.B. 5363, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti-State, Nigeria, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti-State
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.153361

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Background: Endotracheal intubation is one of the most important anaesthetic skills. Endotracheal intubation in patients with limited mouth opening always remains a challenge, especially in the absence of a flexible fiber-optic bronchoscope. The retrograde catheter technique is an acceptable option for airway management in cases where oral intubation is not possible because of limited mouth opening, or is not recommended because of fear of dislodgement of fracture segments of facial bones. We performed retrograde intubation in a complicated bilateral mandibular fracture from a gunshot injury.


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