Nasotracheal intubation using a fiberscope with a 32Fr blue line endobroncheal tube in a patient with micrognathism

Kiyoshi Moriyama, Yoshi Misonoo, Atsuko Kimura, Kumi Moriyama, Kyoko Kusumoto, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Tomoko Yorozu, Yasuhide Iwao

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Abstract

A 61-year-old woman with pulmonary lymphangio-leiomyomatosis was scheduled for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for partial resection of the lung. The patient had micrognathism and a recent history of difficult airway management [difficult mask ventilation and intubation (Cormak gradeIII)]. On induction, mask ventilation was accomplished with the use of nasal airway. We initially inserted Airtraq laryngoscope and gained a view of Cormak gradeIII. Therefore, a 32 Fr left-sided Blue Line endobroncheal tube was nasotracheally intubated using a fiberscope (3.1-mm diameter). Nasotracheal intubation with a 32F Blue Line endobroncheal tube can be a choice for patients with difficult airway when one lung ventilation is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume60
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 10

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Keywords

  • 32Fr blue line endobroncheal tube
  • Micrognathism
  • Nasotracheal intubation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Moriyama, K., Misonoo, Y., Kimura, A., Moriyama, K., Kusumoto, K., Yasuda, H., Yorozu, T., & Iwao, Y. (2011). Nasotracheal intubation using a fiberscope with a 32Fr blue line endobroncheal tube in a patient with micrognathism. Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 60(4), 458-460.