The Newborn Airway

Shivani S. Patel, Narasimhan Jagannathan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Airway management poses a challenge due to the newborn ’ s small size, unique anatomy, and physiology. Th us, the approach to newborn airway management diff ers from that for older children and adults. Th is chapter provides an overview of a spectrum of topics important in newborn airway management, including airway anatomy and physiology, tips for adequate ventilation and intubation, one- lung ventilation techniques, management of mediastinal masses, difficult airway management, and airway management in infants undergoing mandibular distraction and tongue– lip adhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Anesthesia for Infants and Neonates
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781107707016
ISBN (Print)9781107069770
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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