Postoperative Airway Obstruction in a Low Resource Setting: A Case Report.
Journal – A&A practice
Publication date – Aug – 2018
Authors – Sund, GC; Nizigiyimana, S
Keywords – Airway obstruction, Postoperative
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Anaesthesia
World region Eastern Africa
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on September 8, 2018 at 12:00 am
A 2-month-old girl with abnormal facial features and malnutrition presented for placement of a gastrostomy tube. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia using a laryngeal mask airway (LMA); however, after removal of the LMA, the patient had recurrent airway collapse, requiring repeated insertion of the LMA. The authors describe the management of this problem with the use of a tongue suture and anterior traction in the postoperative period in a resource-limited setting.
OSI Number – 10219
PMID – 29985841