Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 423-425

Awake intubation with Bonfil's retromolar fibroscope in a patient with hard and fixed swelling of the right side of the neck and the tonsillar tumor

Department of Anaesthesiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia

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Mamdouh Medhat
Department of Anesthesia, King Abdulaziz National Guard Hospital, PO box 2477, Al Ahsa 31982
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.87275

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Bonfil's rigid fibroscope is an instrument used to perform tracheal intubation, proven to be effective both in patients with normal and in those with difficult airways. We use this device in awake intubation in a patient presenting with a large right neck mass and a tonsillar tumor which limited the mouth opening. Also, we describe our technique of insertion of Bonfil's retromolar fibroscope from the right side of the mouth across the tongue.

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