Submental endotracheal intubation in patient with panfacial fracture: a useful alternative to tracheostomy

Authors

  • Shahadat Hossain Department of Anaesthesia, DDCH, Dhaka
  • Hasina Begum Department of Anaesthesia, DDCH, Dhaka
  • Ismat Ara Haider Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery, DDCH, Dhaka
  • Selim Sarker Department of Anaesthesia, DDCH, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v26i1.19818

Keywords:

Submental endotracheal intubation, maxillofacial trauma

Abstract

Submental intubation is a simple safe and useful technique for air way management during maxillofacial surgery when both nasal and oral tracheal intubation are deemed unsuitable. This technique offers an optimal operating field and an opportunity to check the dental occlusion. It avoids the need for tracheostomy and its consequent morbidity. We present a case of multiple facial fractures where we avoided tracheostomy by the use of submental endotracheal intubation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v26i1.19818

Journal of Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists 2013; 26(1): 54-57

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Published

2014-08-03

How to Cite

Hossain, S., Begum, H., Haider, I. A., & Sarker, S. (2014). Submental endotracheal intubation in patient with panfacial fracture: a useful alternative to tracheostomy. Journal of the Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists, 26(1), 54–57. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v26i1.19818

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Case Reports