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MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART VI: DIFFICULT INTUBATION

Salam N Asfar --- Jasim M Salman

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2014 Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 76-79
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Difficult intubation occurs relatively commonly in association with general anaesthesia. Its true incidence is unknown but is estimated to be 1–3%. Approximately half of all cases are not predicted1. A difficult intubation can be anticipated in a number of circumstances including a previous history of difficulty with intubation, syndromes known to be associated with difficulty to intubate, and some pathoanatomical states involving the head and neck region.

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MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY --- DIFFICULT INTUBATION