CR#29 Intubation with an Airtraq of a 7-year-old child with severe cervical burned sequels
Annales Franςaises dÁnesthñesie et Reanimation 28 (2009) 392-400
C.Lejus, CHU de Nantes, France
Ventilation through face mask was difficult and required using two hands without pressing the maxilar bone.
Previous intubation of the patient took 5 minutes and a Frova stylet was needed. The patient was a Cormack 3.
Preoperative examination determined an important limitation of the cerv ical extension and the initubation was predicted as difficult.
The pediatric Airtraq is used as a first intubation option without any direct laryngoscopy attemp.
Glottis visualization is perfect and a 5.5 cuffed ETT is performed in less than 30 seconds at the first attemp. Download CR#29