Direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation in the prone position following traumatic thoracic spine injury

@article{Zundert2007DirectLA,
  title={Direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation in the prone position following traumatic thoracic spine injury},
  author={Andre van Zundert and Krzysztof Marek Kuczkowski and Fabian Tijssen and Eric Weber},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={170-172}
}
Perioperative airway management in trauma victims presenting with penetrating thoracic spine injury poses a major challenge to the anesthesiologist. To avoid further neurological impairment it is essential to ensure maximal cervical and thoracic spine stability at the time of airway manipulation (e.g., direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation). Airway management in the prone position additionally increases the incidence of cervical/thoracic spine injury, difficult ventilation, and… CONTINUE READING
6 Citations
8 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…