J Dent Anesth Pain Med.  2019 Dec;19(6):389-392. 10.17245/jdapm.2019.19.6.389.

Inferior turbinate outfracture for successful nasotracheal intubation in a patient undergoing maxillofacial surgery: case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. mmauss73@gmail.com, mmauss73@dankook.ac.kr

Abstract

An enlarged inferior turbinate is a predisposing factor for difficult nasotracheal intubation. We describe a case of successful nasotracheal intubation by induced outfracture of the inferior turbinate during maxillofacial surgery, and discuss the importance of adequate airway evaluation and anesthetic management for successful nasal intubation.

Keyword

Intubation; Nasal Obstruction; Turbinates
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