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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-125

Managing the airway of acid burn contracture of the neck in a 12-year-old girl

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University,Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_19_20

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Managing the airway of patient with postburn contracture at the neck is often challenging for otolaryngologists and anesthesiologists. It affects the oro-pharyngo-laryngeal airway axes because of anatomical and functional deformities because of the long-standing contracture in the face and neck region. We present a case of extensive neck postburn contractures distorting anatomy, whose airway was assessed and managed using a video fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) (Ambu® aScope™). Our experience of the utility of FOB mirrors the experience and literature in the management of difficult airway.

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