A data review of airway management in patients with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer: a single-institution experience.

Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Faculty Center - Unit 409, Houston, TX, 77030, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer impose significant threat to airway management. Head and neck radiotherapy (HNRT) may further increase the difficulty of tracheal intubation. We hypothesized that a history of HNRT would be associated with a high rate of difficult tracheal intubation.

Keywords

Airway,Cancer,Radiotherapy,Trismus,Upper aerodigestive track,

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