Cervical Epidural Anesthesia for Thyroidectomy in a Patient with a Potential Difficult and Compromised Airway


Vol 4 | Issue 3 | Sep-Dec 2018 | page: 14-16 | A. Verma, A.O. Amata, S. Amir.

Authors: A. Verma [1], A. O. Amata [2], S. Amir [3].

[1] Department of Anesthesiology and Pain management Al Sharq Hospital, Fujairah, U.A.E

[2] Department of Anesthesia

[3] Department of General Surgery Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital East Street, Georgetown, Guyana, South merica

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Amit Verma,

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management Al Sharq Hospital, Fujairah, U.A.E

Email: amit.dr.verma@gmail.com


We report a case of a 45-year-old man with a large thyroid swelling with the potential to cause a difficult and compromised airway. Cervical epidural anesthesia was planned and successfully performed to avoid difficult airway management. We conclude that cervical epidural anesthesia can be used for thyroidectomy in a patient with potential difficult and compromised airway.

Keywords: Cervical epidural, thyroidectomy.


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How to Cite this Article: Verma A, Amata A. O, Amir S. Cervical Epidural Anesthesia for Thyroidectomy in a Patient with a Potential Difficult and Compromised Airway. Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports Sep-Dec 2018;4(3):14-16.  

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