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Anaesthetic management of difficult airway due to retropharyngeal abscess

Manjula Sudhakar Rao, Yk Linga Raju, Pn Vishwanathan
Indian Journal of Anaesthesia 2010, 54 (3): 246-8
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A one-and-half-year old girl weighing 7.5 kg presented with a history of neck swelling, difficulty in swallowing and breathing. She was posted for incision and drainage on an emergency basis. Diagnosis was confirmed by neck X-ray and computed tomography scan as retropharyngeal abscess. Here we present the successful anaesthetic management of this child at JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysore.

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