Emergency Cricothyrotomy for a partially swallowed Dental Plate
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Great learning case report from British Anaesthetists and ED doc!
Good points from case:
1. Good planning with taking patient to OT, surgical backup plan with Surgeon!
2. Simple anaesthetic technique, no fuss approach.
3. Intubation attempts limited to two prior to complete surgical airway technique
4. Successful use of wide bore cuffed cannula cricothyrotomy technique..not sure if catheter over needle or seldinger technique?
Here is the full text article with xray neck image
EMERGENCY CRICOTHYROTOMY FOR A PARTIALLY SWALLOWED DENTAL PLATE