Placement of a Supraglottic Airway to Overcome Airway Obstruction When Performing Nasal Fiberoptic Intubation in Infants With Pierre Robin Sequence: A Case Series

Mitchell Phillips, Narasimhan Jagannathan

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Abstract

Patients with Pierre Robin sequence present with numerous anatomical abnormalities that make mask ventilation and tracheal intubation challenging. In this case series, we describe a unique way to overcome upper airway obstruction with the placement of a supraglottic airway in 4 children with Pierre Robin sequence followed by flexible bronchoscopic nasotracheal intubation. This new approach is proven to be a successful method to overcome severe upper airway obstruction, provide continuous oxygenation, and allows nasotracheal intubation for intraoral procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e01302
JournalA&A practice
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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