Intubating a Treacher Collins Syndrome patient with STRIVE Hi and videolaryngoscopy

Vol 6 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2020 | Lachlan Young, De Wet Potgieter, Courtney Roche


Author: Lachlan Young [1], De Wet Potgieter [1], Courtney Roche [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia, Townsville University Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Lachlan Young,
Townsville University Hospital, Queensland, Australia
E-mail: Lachlan.Young@health.qld.gov.au


Intubating a Treacher Collins Syndrome patient with STRIVE Hi and videolaryngoscopy


Abstract

Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS) is characterised by craniofacial abnormalities which pose a unique airway challenge for anaesthetists. For these patients requiring general anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation, maintaining spontaneous breathing throughout induction should be considered foundational to safety. Spontaneous respiration using intravenous anaesthesia and high-flow nasal oxygen (STRIVE Hi) has been previously shown to safely induce patients with difficult airways. This case demonstrates the first described successful intubation of an adult TCS patient with hyperangulated blade videolaryngoscopy “GlideScope LoPro S4” using a STRIVE Hi induction technique.

Key Words: Treacher Collins Syndrome intubation, STRIVE Hi, Videolaryngoscopy.


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How to Cite this Article: Young L, Potgieter D W, Roche C | Intubating a Treacher Collins Syndrome patient with STRIVE Hi and videolaryngoscopy | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | May-August 2020; 6(2).

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