A A Case Rep 2017 Mar;8(6):139-141
From the *Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; and †Department of Otolaryngology, Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Airway management in trauma is a crucial skill, because patients are at risk of aspiration, hypoxia, and hypoventilation, all of which may be fatal in the setting of increased intracranial pressure. The King Laryngeal Tube reusable supraglottic airway (King Systems, Noblesville, IN) allows for temporary management of a difficult airway but poses a challenge when an attempt is made to exchange the device for an endotracheal tube, often managed by emergency tracheostomy. We describe a novel fiberoptic, video laryngoscope-assisted approach to intubation in a difficult trauma airway with an in situ King Laryngeal Tube. Read More