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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Endotracheal intubation in the prone position, in a patient with a high-velocity missile injury to the abdomen and thorax


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, College of Medicine University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Oyebola Olubodun Adekola
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, College of Medicine University of Lagos, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1595-9587.137248

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The airway management in prone position secondary to penetrating posterior thoracic injury is challenging to the anesthetist. We described a successful endotracheal intubation under direct laryngoscopy at first attempt in the prone position in a 25-year-old male with a 6-foot hollow metal impacted in the right posterolateral thorax.


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