Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95--97

Successful nasotracheal intubation in a patient with distorted airway anatomy by combined use of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and trachway


Ren-Chih Huang1, Che-Hao Hsu1, Yi-Shan Chuang1, Wei-Hung Chan1, Zhi-Fu Wu1, Chen-Hwan Cherng1, Chan-Yang Kuo2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center; Graduate Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chan-Yang Kuo
Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-gong Road, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Republic of China

Nasotracheal intubation for airway anatomy distorted patients is often frustrating. Here, we describe a redo oral cancer patient who received awake nasotracheal intubation under flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB) guidance with assistance of the Trachway ® intubating stylet. After repeated failures of locating the epiglottis or vocal cords with the FFB, we put Trachway stylet into the oropharynx to assist identifying glottic structures. With the assistance of Trachway, glottic structures and the tip of FFB were identified, and fiberoptic intubation was achieved without complications. Therefore, this feasible application may be applied to patients with distorted airway who requires nasotracheal intubation.


How to cite this article:
Huang RC, Hsu CH, Chuang YS, Chan WH, Wu ZF, Cherng CH, Kuo CY. Successful nasotracheal intubation in a patient with distorted airway anatomy by combined use of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and trachway.J Med Sci 2014;34:95-97


How to cite this URL:
Huang RC, Hsu CH, Chuang YS, Chan WH, Wu ZF, Cherng CH, Kuo CY. Successful nasotracheal intubation in a patient with distorted airway anatomy by combined use of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and trachway. J Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];34:95-97
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