CR#31 Airtraq optical laryngoscope: initial clinical experience in 20 children
Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2009, DOI 10.1007/s00540-009-0828-2
Yoshihiro Hirabayashi, Jichi medical University, Japan
Endotracheal intubation using the Airtraq was always successful. Case 5
was a patient with Treacher Collins syndrome,.A malleable stylet facilitated introduction of the tube tip into the tracheal inlet on the second attempt, resulting in successful intubation. Case 12
required two maneuvers to align the tube tip with glottic opening. Case 19
had a large cleft lip and palate and the Macintosh laryngoscope failed to expose the glottis.
Intubation was performed by the infant Airtraq after two failed attempts. The Airtraq is likely to provide advantages in glottic exposure, even in children with high and anterior-positioned glottis.
The Airtraq seems a safe
device for tracheal intubation in young children. Download CR#31