Intubation Using C-MAC Video Laryngoscope During Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment Featuring Upper Airway Neck Mass: A Case Report

A A Pract. 2019 Sep 1;13(5):159-161. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001006.


Ex utero intrapartum treatment procedures are mainly indicated to secure the airways of fetuses featuring a risk of obstruction at birth while ensuring uteroplacental circulation. This report documents a successful intubation case with a C-MAC video laryngoscope during an ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure in a newborn featuring an infiltrative neck mass. Despite technical challenges faced in this procedure, the C-MAC video laryngoscope allowed an optimal view of airway structures. This novel approach, where laryngoscopy relies on the usage of C-MAC to optimize intubation conditions, may lead to increased chances of success in this particular scenario.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterotomy
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lymphatic Abnormalities / diagnosis
  • Lymphatic Abnormalities / surgery
  • Maternal Age
  • Neck / abnormalities*
  • Neck / diagnostic imaging
  • Neck / embryology
  • Neck / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Malformations / diagnosis
  • Vascular Malformations / surgery
  • Video-Assisted Surgery / methods*