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Chapter 18 - The Difficult Airway

from Section 1 - Respiratory, Airway, and Ventilator Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 August 2023

Jessica A. Lovich-Sapola
Affiliation:
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
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Summary

A 53-year-old male is emergently brought to the operating room for repair of a bleeding gastric ulcer. The patient is sedated from a previous upper endoscopy performed to diagnose the bleeding. The patient weighs 133 kg, has a bull neck, and has a known difficult airway. The patient’s heart rate is 140 and his blood pressure is 90/60 mm Hg. He is breathing spontaneously and has an oxygen saturation of 94% on room air. The surgeon is waiting. What is your plan?

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Anesthesia Oral Board Review
Knocking Out The Boards
, pp. 63 - 68
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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