Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Ureteroscope guided intubation in a child with Temporo Mandibular Joint Ankylosis

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Author Details: Mrunalini Parasa, , Nagendranath Vemuri, Shaik Mastan Saheb, Divya Nayak L, Vidyasagar Ramakrishnan

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 134

Article End Page : 136


Temporo mandibular joint ankylosis is an anticipated difficult intubation scenario. Awake fibre optic intubation is the safest approach to secure the airway. Availability of an adequate sized flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope is a prerequisite for successful endotracheal intubation. We report the use of a flexible urethroscope to facilitate nasotracheal intubation in a four years child.

Key Words:
TMJ Ankylosis, Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, Difficult intubation, Urethroscope, Pediatric intubation