A NOVEL METHOD OF INTUBATION USING A LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY AND A BRONCHOSCOPE IN A PREMATURE INFANT

@inproceedings{Greenberg2016ANM,
  title={A NOVEL METHOD OF INTUBATION USING A LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY AND A BRONCHOSCOPE IN A PREMATURE INFANT},
  author={Mark T. Greenberg and Sidney Merritt and Alyssa B Brzenski},
  year={2016}
}
We present a novel technique for securing an endotracheal tube after using a #1 Classic laryngeal mask airway (LMA) as a conduit for intubating the trachea of a premature infant. During induction of anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair in an ex- 23-week infant, an unanticipated difficult airway was encountered. After several unsuccessful attempts of intubating via direct laryngoscopy, we placed the endotracheal tube (ETT) into the trachea using a fiberoptic bronchoscope through a #1 LMA. A… 

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