Corpus ID: 5551102

Midline Submental Orotracheal Intubation in Maxillofacial Injuries: A Substitute to Tracheostomy Where Postoperative Mechanical Ventilation is not Required

@inproceedings{Agrawal2010MidlineSO,
  title={Midline Submental Orotracheal Intubation in Maxillofacial Injuries: A Substitute to Tracheostomy Where Postoperative Mechanical Ventilation is not Required},
  author={Malti Agrawal and Lakhwinder Singh Kang},
  booktitle={Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology},
  year={2010}
}
  • Malti Agrawal, Lakhwinder Singh Kang
  • Published in
    Journal of anaesthesiology…
    2010
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Maxillofacial fractures present unique airway problems to the anaesthesiologist. Nasotracheal intubation is contraindicated due to associated Lefort I, II or III fractures. The requirement for intraoperative maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) to re-establish dental occlusion in such cases precludes orotracheal intubation. Tracheostomy has a high complication rate and in many patients, an alternative to the oral airway is not required beyond the perioperative period. Hernandez1 in 1986… CONTINUE READING

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