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Author Dabbagh, Ali ♦ Mobasseri, Naseraddin ♦ Elyasi, Hedayatollah ♦ Gharaei, Babak ♦ Fathololumi, Mohammadreza ♦ Ghasemi, Mahshid ♦ Chamkhale, Iman Bandarchi
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Body Regions ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Neoplasms ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Natural Science Disciplines ♦ Physical Sciences ♦ Persons ♦ Persons
Subject Keyword Discipline Anesthesiology ♦ Adenocarcinoma, Follicular ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Bronchoscopy ♦ Methods ♦ Standards ♦ Intubation ♦ Neck ♦ Anatomy & Histology ♦ Posture ♦ Thyroid Neoplasms ♦ Pathology ♦ Surgery ♦ Adult ♦ Disease Progression ♦ Equipment Design ♦ Female ♦ Fiber Optic Technology ♦ Humans ♦ Supine Position ♦ Treatment Outcome ♦ Case Reports ♦ Journal Article
Abstract Difficult airway management is a dilemma for any anesthesiologist. Although practice guidelines and algorithms may help in such situations, the anesthesiologist's judgment and vigilance remain the primary means to save lives. In the following case, we encountered an acutely enlarging thyroid mass that was compromising the airway. This huge neck mass precluded tracheostomy under local anesthesia, and the patient could breathe only in the sitting position. Therefore, there were few safe strategies for airway management for general anesthesia. We reiterate the role of awake fiberoptic intubation in such circumstances.
Description Country affiliation: Iran
Author Affiliation: Dabbagh A ( Department of Anesthesiology and Anesthesia Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C. Tehran, Iran. alidabbagh@yahoo.com)
ISSN 00032999
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article ♦ Case study
Publisher Date 2008-11-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15267598
Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia
Volume Number 107
Issue Number 5


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus