Anaesthetic concerns of difficult airway in case of large oral hemangioma posted for robotic cystectomy

Authors

  • Khevna Kapadia Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sheetal Shah Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Hemant Mehta Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Misha Mehta Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20203698

Keywords:

Difficult extubation, Fibreoptic intubation, Oral cavity hemangioma, Robotic surgery

Abstract

A difficult airway poses a challenge to attending anaesthesiologist. Fibreoptic intubation (FOI) to secure airway can be a valuable option in such a scenario. Steep Trendelenberg’s position with pneumoperitoneum in robotic surgery causes respiratory changes with airway oedema and congestion. We are describing here a case report of 56-year male patient with a large congenital oral cavity hemangioma with primary urothelial neoplasm of bladder posted for robotic radical cystectomy with ileal conduit with urethrectomy. We emphasize the importance of difficult airway management by using fibre optic technique in such cases complicated by steep Trendelenburg’s position required during robotic surgeries.

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Published

2020-08-26

How to Cite

Kapadia, K., Shah, S., Mehta, H., & Mehta, M. (2020). Anaesthetic concerns of difficult airway in case of large oral hemangioma posted for robotic cystectomy. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 8(9), 3380–3382. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20203698

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Case Reports