Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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Supraglottic Jet Ventilation Assists Intubation in a Patient with Difficult Airway Due to Unrecognizable Supraglottic Structures

J Andrew Dziewit and Huafeng Wei

A 37-year-old woman with history of dysphagia underwent an elective surgery for cervical lymph node excision. After anesthesia induction and muscle relaxation, mask ventilation was moderately difficult and direct laryngoscopy showed an extremely swollen and deformed epiglottis and throat, with no clear view of the vocal cords. Utilizing supraglottic jet ventilation, we intubated this patient quickly, smoothly and successfully, without any obvious complications.