Rigid endoscope-assisted tracheal intubation in a case of epiglottic cyst

  • Gayathri Ramanathan SRM Hospital & Research Centre
  • G Shalini SRM Hospital & Research Centre
  • Dr Karunanithi SRM Hospital & Research Centre
  • Dr Purushottaman SRM Hospital & Research Centre
  • Dr Ratnam SRM Hospital & Research Centre
  • Dr Umadevi SRM Hospital & Research Centre
Keywords: , Epiglottic cyst, 30◦ Nasal endoscope, Naso-tracheal intubation

Abstract

Epiglottic cysts are of particular interest to both surgeons and anaesthetists because of the way in which they encroach on the airway. An epiglottic cyst in a 29-year-old woman was scheduled for endoscopic excision. It was located at the vallecula, and measured around 3 x 4 cm. As a fibre-optic bronchoscope was not available in our institution, endotracheal intubation was achieved with the help of a rigid endoscope and video-camera system.

Author Biographies

Gayathri Ramanathan, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
MD Associate Professor Department of Anaesthesiology SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
G Shalini, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
DA, DNB Senior resident Department of Anaesthesiology SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
Dr Karunanithi, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
MD. DA Professor Department of Anaesthesiology SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
Dr Purushottaman, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
MS. ENT Assistant Professor Department of Anaesthesiology SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
Dr Ratnam, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
MS DLO Professor & Head ENT SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
Dr Umadevi, SRM Hospital & Research Centre
MD DA Professor SRM Hospital & Research Centre Kattankulathur Chennai
Published
2011-03-28
Section
Case Studies