Volume 53, Issue 2 (5-1995)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1995, 53(2): 22-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Sheykhol Islami V. Failed endotracheal intubation. Tehran Univ Med J. 1995; 53 (2) :22-25
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The incidence of failed intubation is higher in obstetric than other surgical patients. Failed intubation was the 2nd commonest cause of mortality during anesthesia. Bearing in mind that failre to intubate may be unavoidable in certain circumstances, it is worth reviewing. The factors, which may contribute to a disastrous out come. Priorities of subsequent management must include maintaining oxygenation and preventing aspiration of gastric contents. Fiber optic intubation is now the technique of choice with a high success rate and with least trauma to the patient.
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