Anaesthetic Management in a Case of Penetrating Orbitocranial Trauma: A Case Report


Vol 8 | Issue 2 | May-August 2022 | Page: 22-24 | Ashish Kannaujia, Suruchi Ambasta, Chetna Shamshery, Uma Srivastava, Anita Malik

DOI: 10.13107/jaccr.2022.v08i02.203

Author: Ashish Kannaujia [1], Suruchi Ambasta [1], Chetna Shamshery [1], Uma Srivastava [1], Anita Malik [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashish Kannaujia,
Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


We herein report a case of a 19-year-old male with penetrating orbitocranial injury due to a metallic rod. The patient presented with a penetrating left orbital injury extending into the cranium. Though vision was intact patient was in severe distress and agony. CT scan was done which showed a left orbital roof fracture with an intracranial extension of the metallic rod. Left frontal craniotomy under general anaesthesia was planned. This case has been reported to highlight how the anticipated difficulty in mask ventilation, laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation due to the presence of metallic rod was overcome with the insertion of I-gel.
Keywords: I-gel, Penetrating eye injury, Metallic rod


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How to Cite this Article: Kannaujia A, Ambasta S, Shamshery C, Srivastava U, Malik A
Anaesthetic Management in a Case of Penetrating Orbitocranial Trauma: A Case Report
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