Fiberoptic intubation using two tracheal tubes for a child with goldenhar syndrome

Junko Kaji, Midoriko Higashi, Yoshiro Sakaguchi, Jun Maki, Tetsuya Kai, Ken Yamaura, Sumio Hoka

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Abstract

Goldenhar syndrome is associated with difficult airway due to the characteristic craniofacial anomalies such as hypoplasia of the mandible and molar bones. We present our method of fiberoptic intubation using two tracheal tubes for a girl with Goldenhar syndrome undergoing cochlear implant surgery. She had received general anesthesia for dental treatment one year before, but the treatment had been cancelled because of the failure of tracheal intubation. We induced anesthesia for her with inhalation of sevoflurane and nitrous oxide. After obtaining a stable anesthetic level, we inserted two tracheal tubes from the right and left nostrils, one for a tracheal tube and the other for a nasopharyngeal airway. During the procedure, the fiberscope was advanced through the tracheal tube with a slit connector, and her ventilation was assisted through the nasopharyngeal airway with her mouth closed by a tape to avoid a leak of ventilating gas. Using this two-tube method, we successfully intubated the trachea of a patient Goldenhar syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1526-1528
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume59
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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