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Singapore Med J. 2015 Aug;56(8):e139-41. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015067.

Awake tracheal intubation in a patient with a supraglottic mass with the Bonfils fibrescope after failed attempts with a flexible fibrescope.

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Department of Anaesthesia, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

Awake intubation with a flexible fibrescope is usually done electively in patients with a known difficult airway. Herein, we describe the case of an elective awake tracheal intubation that was performed on a patient with a large, obstructive supraglottic mass. The intubation was successfully performed using the Bonfils fibrescope after several failed attempts with a flexible fibrescope. This case highlights the usefulness of the Bonfils fibrescope and the limitations of the flexible fibrescope in certain clinical situations.

KEYWORDS:

Bonfils; difficult airway; flexible fibrescope; oropharyngeal cancer

PMID:
25902720
PMCID:
PMC4545144
DOI:
10.11622/smedj.2015067
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