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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-179

Heister mouth gag aided endotracheal intubation in patients with maxillofacial trauma: A case report


1 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Nehru Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Tanvir Samra
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Nehru Hospital, Sector 12-A, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_15_22

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Securing the airway in patients with maxillofacial trauma is challenging for the anesthesiologist. Pain and facial deformities limit mouth opening and hence direct laryngoscopy. Fractured bone segments, blood, oral secretions, and tissue edema preclude the use of fiber-optic bronchoscopes for intubation of the trachea. We report a successful attempt of orotracheal intubation with a Macintosh blade in a 25-year-old patient with restricted mouth opening with the use of a Heister mouth gag.


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