Use of Video Laryngoscopy in a Patient with Huge Thyroid Mass: A Case Report

  • Arash Heroabadi Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Noushin Khazaei Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ashkan Asadollah Baik Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Movafegh Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Omid Azimaraghi Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Thyroid gland, Difficult airway, Video laryngoscopy

Abstract

Video laryngoscopy has opened its way into airway management and continues to play a larger role in managing patients with difficult airway. Anesthesiologists use video laryngoscopy more often every day and therefore accept the risks of more challenging and difficult airway situations with more confidence.

In the mentioned case below, a 45-year-old female with a large thyroid mass is presented to an academic based hospital, for elective thyroidectomy. The patient was intubated using a video laryngoscopy technique and the airway was secured.

Video laryngoscopy helps secure difficult airways and could be chosen as first line option in such situations.

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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
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Heroabadi A, Khazaei N, Baik A, Movafegh A, Azimaraghi O. Use of Video Laryngoscopy in a Patient with Huge Thyroid Mass: A Case Report. Arch Anesth & Crit Care. 6(1):55-7.
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