The difficult paediatric airway

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Paediatric patients with difficult airways can be a challenge to both the otolaryngologist and anaesthetist. Appropriate recognition, assessment and management require knowledge of the differences between the adult and paediatric airway, as well as an understanding and proficiency in airway manoeuvres, use of adjuncts and emergency guidelines. Good communication and teamwork is vital and is demonstrated in the successful management of complex scenarios such as the EXIT (ex-utero intra-partum treatment) procedure.

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  • Authors: Rachel A. Stoeter, Rosalind Morley, Robert M.W. Walker
  • Keywords: Difficult airway, Cannot intubate, cannot ventilate, Cricothyroidotomy, Fibreoptic intubation.
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