Airway Management of an Infant Presenting with Syngnathia for Surgical Correction

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ABSTRACT

Syngnathia, congenital fusion of the mandible and maxilla, is a rare anomaly. We describe fiberoptic intubation of the trachea whilst controlling the airway with a nasal tube. A simple modification of this technique, previously described in the management of the difficult pediatric airway [1], simplifies the procedure with less potential for complications.

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H. Lonnée, A. Rashad, G. Rahimi and F. Labat, "Airway Management of an Infant Presenting with Syngnathia for Surgical Correction," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 35-37. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.31010.

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