Journal of Clinical Respiratory Medicine

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Opinion Article - Journal of Clinical Respiratory Medicine (2022) Volume 6, Issue 3

Complexity in extending a tracheal tube through this fibre optic bronchoscope.

In patients with problematic tracheas, fibreoptic tracheal intubation is a beneficial approach. However, there are two big drawbacks to this method. The initial step is to locate the glottis and place a fiberscope into the trachea. The soft palate, tongue, and epiglottis all move closer to the posterior pharyngeal wall when general anaesthesia is administered, leaving limited room in the oropharynx for manipulating the tip of the fibrescope to locate the glottis.

Author(s): Agatha Carmen

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