Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY


MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART VI: DIFFICULT INTUBATION

Salam N Asfar; Jasim M Salman

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2014, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 76-79
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2014.91015

Difficult intubation occurs relatively commonly in association with general anaesthesia. Its true incidence is unknown but is estimated to be 1–3%. Approximately half of all cases are not predicted1. A difficult intubation can be anticipated in a number of circumstances including a previous history of difficulty with intubation, syndromes known to be associated with difficulty to intubate, and some pathoanatomical states involving the head and neck region.