MANAGEMENT OF THE DIFFICULT AIRWAY WITH A FIBREOPTIC BRONCHOSCOPE: A CASE SERIES
Dr. Yogesh Mishra, Dr. Amit Gaur, Dr. Madan Mishra and *Dr. Abhinav Srivastava
For an anesthesiologist managing a difficult airway has always been a major concern. Airway related complications are one of the commonest causes for anesthesia related morbidities and mortalities. Poor airway management has been recognized as a serious patient safety concern for almost decades, highlighting the need for careful airway assessment before the induction of anesthesia. Improvements in patient monitoring, airway devices, and clinical protocols and training have reduced the risk associated with a difficult airway, these changes have not reduced the incidence of unexpected difficult airway in clinical practice. Herewith, we present a case series of difficult airway scenarios managed successfully with fibreoptic bronchoscope.
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