Anesth Pain Med.  2015 Oct;10(4):317-320. 10.17085/apm.2015.10.4.317.

Airway management in a patient with Reinke's edema: A case report

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  • 1Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. pjcook@jejunu.ac.kr
  • 2Otorhinolaryngology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Reinke's edema begins with a chronic diffuse edema on the surface of the lamina propria of the vocal folds. It frequently occurs in women, smokers, professional voice users, and in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Herein, we report the case of a patient who experienced ventilation difficulties during general anesthesia using positive pressure mask ventilation.

Keyword

Airway management; Airway obstruction; Reinke's edema

MeSH Terms

Airway Management*
Airway Obstruction
Anesthesia, General
Edema*
Female
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Humans
Masks
Mucous Membrane
Ventilation
Vocal Cords
Voice
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