International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

A retrospective study to evaluate the intubation difficulties in cases of thyroid abscess


Dr. Manish Banjare, Singh Shalendra

Thyroid diseases have an anaesthetic implication that includes difficult airway management, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and post-thyroidectomy complications. Securing airway via Intubation and Extubation both require skilful management and timely decision to reduce morbidity and mortality in the case of thyroid abscesses and acute suppurative thyroiditis that leads to tracheal compression and deviation. We commenced the anaesthetic management in a series of patients with thyroid abscess leading to tracheal compression and deviation. We managed the cases with either conventional laryngoscope with bougie as facilitator, awake fiberoptic intubation and guided extubation.
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Dr. Manish Banjare, Singh Shalendra. A retrospective study to evaluate the intubation difficulties in cases of thyroid abscess. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 79-81
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