Surgical airway, rigid bronchoscopy, and transtracheal jet ventilation in the pediatric patient

S. G. Soriano, C. Kim, D. T. Jones

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Abstract

Developmental differences in the anatomy of the airway dictate the management of the difficult airway. In infants and young children, conventional emergency airway techniques used in adults are sometimes difficult and inappropriate because of limited surface landmarks and a relatively small larynx and trachea. This article reviews pertinent airway anatomy and suggests alternative surgical techniques for securing an emergency airway in the pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-838
Number of pages12
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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