Surgical Airway in a Tactical Environment: A Case Report

J Spec Oper Med. 2020 Spring;20(1):29-30. doi: 10.55460/NQ14-V5MB.


Surgical airway management should be regarded as one of many tools available to forward clinical Operators. The need for that intervention should be determined in a quick and decisive manner consistent with accepted protocols for combat care. The case presented discusses immediate surgical access to the airway required after the initial assessment of the patient and illustrates the clinical urgency of patients requiring surgical intervention in the field setting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Management / methods*
  • Humans
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative*
  • War-Related Injuries / therapy*