Journal of Clinical Sciences

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


Oyebola Olubodun Adekola1, Ibironke Desalu1, MO Obietan2, GK Oguntuase2, OO Olusoji3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Adekola OO, Desalu I, Obietan M O, Oguntuase G K, Olusoji O O. Endotracheal intubation in the prone position, in a patient with a high-velocity missile injury to the abdomen and thorax.J Clin Sci 2014;11:22-24


How to cite this URL:
Adekola OO, Desalu I, Obietan M O, Oguntuase G K, Olusoji O O. Endotracheal intubation in the prone position, in a patient with a high-velocity missile injury to the abdomen and thorax. J Clin Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Jun 19 ];11:22-24
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