Pediatric Anesthesia, Medical doi:10.1111/j.1460-9592.2009.03223.x
S. KHALIL* , The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, USA
She had previous surgery to enlarge the right side of her mandible using a bone graft.
At that time, an elective preoperative tracheostomy was performed for perioperative airway management. The child was scheduled for the michrocia repair 1 week earlier at our institution and had failed intubation.
Using a child’s Airtraq, size 2, we were able to clearly see the glottis, the vocal cords and the passage of the cuff of the endotracheal tube beyond the vocal cords.
We were able to place the cuffed orotracheal tube, size 5.5,on the first attempt, without difficulty and in a very short time.
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