Journal of Anesthesia & Surgery

ISSN: 2473-2184

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Page No: 65-68

Difficult Intubation in the Obese Patient


Craig Troop, Difficult Intubation in the Obese Patient(2017)SDRP Journal Of Anesthesia & Surgery 2(1)


The following scenario is a synopsis of the anesthesiologist’s worst nightmare: can’t intubate / can’t ventilate. This ongoing concern in anesthesiology is being revisited in light of the personal observation that as the prevalence of obesity increases, standard oral intubation is becoming more difficult. The following summary is based on an actual closed claim case.


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