"A" mystery of difficult intubation

Wei Khie Kuar, Wen Liang Yu, Shian Chin Ko, Che Kim Tan

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Abstract

Glottic web may be congenital or a result from injury of endotracheal intubation, thermal, corrosive, and endoscopic surgery. We report a case of difficult intubation and a glottic web was revealed from bronchoscopic examination after extubation. Treatment options include laser web lysis, kneel placement, or open surgery. Glottic web, though rare, may be a reason for difficult endotracheal intubation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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  • Emergency Medicine

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