Retrograde fiberoptic technique to avoid tracheostomy in a patient with a tracheocutaneous fistula and treacher collins syndrome

Amod Sawardekar*, Narasimhan Jagannathan, Pravin K. Patel, Anisha Nadkarni

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Abstract

Children with Treacher Collins syndrome have multiple craniofacial abnormalities that can cause difficulty ventilating and intubating under general anesthesia. We describe a unique technique to secure an endotracheal tube via a retrograde technique using patent tracheocutaneous fistula and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. In this setting, the presence of a tracheocutaneous fistula spared tracheostomy in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • difficult airway
  • tracheocutaneous fistula
  • tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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