Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
Paediatric Anaesthesia - CASE REPORT

Videolaryngoscopy Bails us out of Difficult Intubation Scenarios in Syndromic Children: A Case Series

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care , AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya, New Delhi, India

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49: 78-82
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.00947
Read: 141 Downloads: 55 Published: 22 May 2020

Airway management in children with craniofacial anomalies can be complicated and may require multiple attempts with conventional direct laryngoscopy (DL). Videolaryngoscopes (VLs) have a well-established role in difficult airway management in adults; however, their role remains to be fully elucidated in paediatric age group. There is a relative paucity in the literature regarding the role of VLs in cases of syndromic children, and it is not clear whether they should be used as an initial option or as a rescue device. Herein, we report a series of cases of children with Pierre Robin sequence, Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome, and Hurler’s syndrome wherein VLs proved beneficial after multiple failed DL attempts. Following initial failed attempts to intubate using DL, these children were subsequently intubated using VLs. Therefore, VLs should be used for initial intubation attempts in syndromic children with potential difficult airways.

Cite this article as: Gupta A, Gupta N, Kamal G, Gridhar KK. Videolaryngoscopy Bails us out of Difficult Intubation Scenarios in Syndromic Children: A Case Series. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49(1): 78-82.

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