[Unexpectedly difficult intubation: fiberoptic endotracheal intubation with the laryngeal mask].


A 67-year old patient, scheduled for elective transvesical resection of the prostate gland, presented intubation problems. Fibreoptic assessment of the larynx revealed secretions as well as a swollen laryngeal mucosa; endotracheal intubation guided by the fibreoptic bronchoscope was not possible. After multiple attempts to intubate the trachea a laryngeal… (More)


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