Subglottic stenosis: airway management and intra-operative haemodynamic monitoring.

Subglottic stenosis: airway management and intra-operative haemodynamic monitoring.

Published: 09 Oct 2017

© Anaesthesia Cases / 2017-0130 / ISSN 2396-8397

Authors

Dr Blanca Tapia [1]
Dr Raquel Garcia [2]
Dr Paula Aragón [3]
Dr Alejandro Castro [4]
Dr Elena Garrido [5]
Dr Fernando Gilsanz [6]
  • [1] Consultant, Anesthesia, La Paz university Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • [2] Consultant, Anaesthesia, La PazUniversity Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • [3] Clinical Fellow, ENT surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • [4] Consultant, ENT surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • [5] Consultant, Anesthesiology, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • [6] Professor, Anaesthesiology, La Paz Uiversity Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Summary

Subglottic stenosis is characterised by narrowing of the airway at the level of the inferior edge of the cricoid cartilage. The pathology is either congenital or acquired, with the latter being most commonly due to internal iatrogenic laryngeal trauma. Airway management in subglottic stenosis is challenging, representing a difficult airway scenario. In this report we describe the management of a known difficult airway and outline the haemodynamic monitoring used in a case of subglottic stenosis.

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