Focused review on management of the difficult paediatric airway

Andrea S. Huang, John Hajduk, Catherine Rim, Sarah Coffield, Narasimhan Jagannathan*

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Management of the difficult paediatric airway management may be associated with a high rate of complications. It is important that clinicians understand the patient profiles associated with difficult airway management, and the equipment and techniques available to effectively manage these children. The goal of this focused review is to highlight key airway management concepts when managing the paediatric difficult airway. This includes understanding the advantages and limitations of various airway equipment designed for children and reviewing the difficult airway algorithm with its unique considerations for the paediatric patient. Early recognition of known risk factors and thorough preparation may be helpful in reducing the risk of complications during difficult airway management in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-436
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019


  • Airway devices
  • airway
  • complications
  • difficult
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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