King vision video laryngoscope: A suitable device for severe ankylosing spondylitis

Ali, Q.E. and Amir, S.H. and Siddiqui, O.A. and Pal, K. (2017) King vision video laryngoscope: A suitable device for severe ankylosing spondylitis. Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia, 33 (1). pp. 129-131. ISSN 11101849

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Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic, autoimmune disease affecting the spine. Involvement of the cervical spine, atlanto occipital, temporomandibular and cricoarytenoid joints leads to difficulty in airway management and securing airway by conventional laryngoscopy. We report a case of severe ankylosing spondylitis with severe restriction in neck movements and limited mouth opening. Conventional laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation was impossible in this patient as there was no movement at the atlanto-occipital join. So, we decided to use King Vision™ video laryngoscope for intubation which proved to be of great use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airway; Ankylosing spondylitis; King vision
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > J.N. Medical College > Department of Anesthesiology
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 11:09
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10951

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