Management of upper airway obstruction using a Seldinger minitracheotomy kit

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1996 Mar;40(3):385-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.1996.tb04452.x.

Abstract

Two adult patients with upper airway obstruction due to epiglottitis and infectious mononucleosis requiring urgent airway management are presented. Successful establishment of an open airway was achieved by performing a minitracheotomy using the Seldinger technique followed finally with nasotracheal fibreoptic intubation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Airway Obstruction / etiology
  • Airway Obstruction / surgery*
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Epiglottitis / complications
  • Equipment Design
  • Fiber Optic Technology
  • Humans
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / complications
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Miniaturization
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Tracheotomy / instrumentation
  • Tracheotomy / methods*