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CS#58 Effect of rigid cervical collar on tracheal intubation using Airtraq

Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, Jul-Aug 2014
Padmaja Durga, Chiranjeevi Yendrapati, Geeta Kaniti, Narmada Padhy,Kiran Kumar Anne, Gopinath Ramachandran
Department of Anesthesiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Cervical spine immobilisation with rigid cervical collar imposes difficulty in intubation. Removal of the anterior part of the collar may jeopardize the safety of the cervical spine. The effect of restricted mouth opening and cervical spine immobilisation that result from the application of rigid cervical collar on intubation using Airtraq was evaluated.

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