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Rigid endoscopy and intubation

Mason Hinchcliff, Michael Kao, Kaalan Johnson
PURPOSE: Surgical simulation has proven useful in training for high-acuity, low frequency events such as airway foreign body removal (AWFBR). Studies have supported the role of simulation to improve trainee confidence and technical proficiency, but rigorous methodology is often lacking. Through a pilot study, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and utility of two-view video capture for rigorous assessment of trainee skill in an educational course setting. METHODS: Participants were asked to perform 1) self-assessment surveys using 5- point Likert scale questions and 2) rigid bronchoscopy with AWFBR on intubation trainers, at the beginning and end of a multi-institution airway course...
February 2019: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Jaya Sharma, Shobha Purohit, Sonali Bhatia, Poonam Kalra, Mamta Sharma, Reema Meena
Background and Aims: Awake fibre-optic intubation (AFOI) is an integral part of anaesthetic management of difficult airways. Conscious sedation is essential to assist AFOI. This study compared two different doses of dexmedetomidine in combination with topical spray and airway blocks for awake orotracheal fibre-optic intubation in patients undergoing elective cervical spine surgery with rigid cervical collar in situ . Methods: A randomized, prospective, comparative study design was conducted in sixty patients divided into two groups: Group (L) ( n = 30) patients received low dose of dexmedetomidine (0...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Abdul Haseeb, Noman Lateef, Muhammad Bilal, Kumar Gaurav, Jason Prudom, Ali Musani
Bravo® capsule (BC) (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) endoscopy is a reliable, viable, and well-tolerated diagnostic modality for resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Common complications of the procedure include early dislodgment, poor transmission, and premature removal due to intractable pain, while aspiration of the capsule is exceedingly rare. This paper reports a case of BC aspiration in a 52-year-old female who presented after being ventilated when her oxygen saturation dropped. The initial chest radiograph revealed that the BC was in the right main bronchus; the site was further elaborated by flexible endoscopy and the capsule was found to be in the right lower lobe bronchus distal to the bronchus intermedius...
August 9, 2017: Curēus
Jennifer A Woo, Sonya Malekzadeh, Kelly M Malloy, Ellen S Deutsch
This study evaluates the anatomic fidelity of several commercially available pediatric and adult manikins, including airway task trainers, which could be used in aerodigestive procedure training. Twenty-three experienced otolaryngologists assessed the aerodigestive anatomy of 5 adult and 5 pediatric manikins in a passive state, using rigid and flexible endoscopy. Anatomic fidelity was rated on a 5-point scale for the following: nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, trachea, esophagus, and neck...
June 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Mohammad Javed Ali, Milind N Naik
The aim of this study is to report our preliminary experiences with regard to safety and feasibility of three-dimensional (3D) endoscopic lacrimal surgeries with a recently launched latest generation 3D endoscope. A 4-mm rigid three-dimensional (3D) endoscope (TIPCAM 1S 3D ORL(R), Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used. Fifteen patients who underwent various endoscopic lacrimal procedures by a single surgeon (MJA) were included. The procedures included probing with nasolacrimal intubation, cruciate marsupialization of intranasal cysts for congenital dacryoceles, powered endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy, post-operative stent removal with ostium granuloma excision...
May 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Konrad Hoetzenecker, Thomas Schweiger, Stefan Schwarz, Imme Roesner, Matthias Leonhard, Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Wolfgang Bigenzahn, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: The management of paediatric airway stenosis is complex, and requires a dedicated team, consisting of thoracic surgeons, phoniatricians, logopaedics, paediatricians and anaesthetists. The majority of paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis is a sequela of prematurity and prolonged post-partal intubation/tracheostomy. Surgical correction is often difficult due to a frequent combination of glottic and subglottic defects. METHODS: In 2012, the Laryngotracheal Program Vienna was launched...
April 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Hugo Alberto Botto, Cinthia Giselle Pérez, Alejandro Cocciaglia, Mary Nieto, Hugo Aníbal Rodríguez
Subglottic stenosis is among the most common causes of airway obstruction in children, 90% of which resulting from endotracheal intubation. The diagnosis is based on the patient's clinical, radiologic evaluation, flexible laryngoscopy and rigid airway endoscopy under general anesthesia. It must be suspected in children with respiratory distress after extubation. The therapeutic approach depends on the severity of the subglottic stenosis and the patient's symptoms. We describe our experience with the subglottic stenosis etiologies, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of patients with this condition...
August 2015: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Mital H Dave, Andreas Gerber, Martin Bailey, Claudine Gysin, Hans Hoeve, Juerg Hammer, Thomas Nicolai, Markus Weiss
BACKGROUND: Tracheal follicular pattern or so-called tracheal cobblestoning is a poorly described entity in the literature and is depicted as a nodular or lumpy appearance of the tracheal wall mucosa suggesting tracheal irritation from factors like gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD) or pulmonary infection. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of tracheal cobblestones in a large pediatric population. METHODS: A large database of rigid tracheoscopies recorded in children (0-6 years of age) undergoing general anesthesia with planned tracheal intubation for elective surgical procedures was retrospectively analyzed...
October 2015: Pediatric Pulmonology
M Duval, G Tarasidis, J F Grimmer, H R Muntz, A H Park, M Smith, F Asfour, J Meier
OBJECTIVE: Determine which risk factors in children with recurrent croup warrant bronchoscopic evaluation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary paediatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Children with recurrent croup who underwent a rigid bronchoscopy between 2001 and 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Bronchoscopy findings, classified as normal, mildly abnormal or significantly abnormal. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-five children underwent a rigid bronchoscopy and 110 underwent a flexible oesophagoscopy...
June 2015: Clinical Otolaryngology
Eelam Adil, Hasan Al Shemari, Reza Rahbar
IMPORTANCE: Type 3 laryngeal clefts (LC type 3) are traditionally repaired through an open approach, which requires tracheal intubation or tracheotomy placement and risks potential wound complications. OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique and outcomes of endoscopic carbon dioxide laser-assisted repair in pediatric patients with LC type 3. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective medical record review of 6 patients with LC type 3, diagnosed via direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy, from January 2007 to September 2013, at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
November 2014: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Satish Nair, Sharad Mohan, Ghanashyam Mandal, Ajith Nilakantan
Tracheal stenosis (TS), a challenging problem, is a known complication of prolonged intubation and tracheostomy. The management involves a multidisciplinary approach with multiple complex procedures. In this study we discuss our experience with severe TS with regards to patient characteristics, cause and management. A retrospective analysis of 20 patients of severe TS treated at a tertiary care centre was evaluated. Inclusion criteria were all patients with severe TS who required surgical intervention. Exclusion criteria were patients with associated laryngeal stenosis and TS due to cancer...
January 2014: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
A Iu Zaĭtsev, V A Svetlov, K V Dubrovin
The article presents successful intubation experience in 54 patients. Laryngoscopy was performed with McGrath Series 5 laryngoscopy with a difficult airway blade ("Airway Medical") in 46 patients, and retromolar endoscope Bonfils ("Karl Storz") in 9 patients. Technical traits, resulting from the use video laryngoscopy and retromolar endoscope are discussed. It was shown that video laryngoscopy is a high-performance intubation technique, including difficult ones. The possibility of video laryngoscope conduction in case of significant difficulties with mouth opening (max incisors distance of 1...
March 2013: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Dominique Fabre, Frédéric Kolb, Elie Fadel, Nicolas Leymarie, Sacha Mussot, Thierry Le Chevalier, Philippe Dartevelle
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous attempts, synthetic materials and heterologous tissues failed to replace durably the trachea. Autologous tracheal substitution (ATS) without synthetic material or immunosuppression was investigated to replace extended tracheal defect. We present our experience regards to this innovative challenge. METHOD: After a previous research study, we developed a novel reconstruction technique for extended tracheal defects on animals. Through a single stage operation, a tube from a forearm free fascio-cutaneous flap vascularized by radial vessels is re-anastomosed to cervical vessels...
September 2013: La Presse Médicale
L Cagini, M Ragusa, J Vannucci, M Andolfi, P Cirulli, M Scialpi, V A Peduto, F Puma
BACKGROUND: Cricopharyngeal foreign bodies (FBs) impaction in adults is a common clinical problem; without treatment, the sequelae may be lethal due to local and/or mediastinal infection. When direct laryngoscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy are ineffective, rigid endoscopy is the method of choice requiring general anesthesia. The new video laryngoscopes represent a great advancement in the assessment of the laryngeal inlet. Aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of identifying and removing FBs impacted at crycofaringeal and upper oesophageal sphincter by the video laryngoscope...
November 2013: Minerva Anestesiologica
Xu Zhang, Wenxian Li
We describe two patients with laryngeal cyst who underwent microlaryngeal surgery. Peroral rigid laryngoscopy, as an indirect endoscopy, performed via the transoral route, was evaluated as a routine screening tool of the difficult airway in patients with laryngeal neoplasm, in our hospital preoperatively. Peroral rigid laryngoscopy had led to two different procedures: One patient was misdiagnosed as having a difficult airway by the ear, nose and throat surgeon resulting in an unnecessary awake tracheotomy. The other patient was found to be with an unanticipated difficult intubation following routine anaesthesia, successful on the third attempt...
2013: BMJ Case Reports
Priya L Krishnan, Bernd H Thiessen
We report the successful use of a 2-mm rigid Bonfils intubation endoscope as a rescue device in a 5-week-old baby presenting with an unstable airway due to massive macroglossia and multiple hemorrhagic lymphangiomata compressing the airway and resulting in a Cormack and Lehane grade 4 view. The limited intraoral space rendered it impossible to visualize the laryngeal inlet or insert a laryngeal mask, Glidescope or Airtraq blade into the patient's mouth. A 2-mm Bonfils fibrescope passed easily into the patient's mouth and facilitated a grade 1 view of the laryngeal inlet with subsequent successful intubation at first attempt with a 3...
July 2013: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Mohini Joshi, Sharda Joshi, Subhash Joshi
BACKGROUND: It is important to determine the size and proportion of the larynx as such information is useful in procedures such as intubation, endoscopy and surgical manipulations. Recent interest in the cases of subglottic stenosis and postintubational stenosis of the lower respiratory tract has led to renewed interest in ascertaining the measurements of the various laryngeal cartilages. The aim of the present study was to collect morphometric data of cricoid cartilage from a regional population...
2011: Australasian Medical Journal
Markus Weiss, Mital Dave, Martin Bailey, Claudine Gysin, Hans Hoeve, Jürg Hammer, Thomas Nicolai, Nelly Spielmann, Andreas Gerber
BACKGROUND: Airway alterations found after endotracheal intubation are usually associated with mechanical trauma from the tube. However, no studies are available concerning alterations in airways that have never been intubated before. It was the aim of the study to compare endoscopic findings in the larynx and trachea of children who had undergone prior endotracheal intubation with findings in children who had not been intubated before. METHODS: In 1021 children aged from 0 to 6 years, rigid endoscopies were performed before planned elective endotracheal intubation...
February 2013: Paediatric Anaesthesia
A Knauth, M Weiss, M Dave, A Frotzler, T Haas
BACKGROUND: The use of a flexible or rigid fiberoptic bronchoscope belongs to the standard repertoire in anesthesiology. Besides a lack of training these procedures may be considerably compromised by endoscopic lens fogging. Several antifogging approaches are commercially available but to date no controlled studies regarding the efficacy of these devices in bronchoscopes exists. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of different commercially available anti-fogging techniques for rigid and flexible bronchoscopes...
December 2012: Der Anaesthesist
John D Pemberton, John Miller, Jason Commander, Peter Michalos, Aaron Fay
PURPOSE: Nasolacrimal duct intubation (NLDI) with silicone stents is a common procedure used by general ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and otolaryngologists, among others. The procedure can be difficult to teach and to master. The authors investigated the usefulness and safety of an electronic device to aid endonasal retrieval of the lacrimal stent used in NLDI. METHODS: A prospective interventional surgical technique case series was designed and executed with institutional review board approval...
January 2013: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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