CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 368-370

Efficacy of HFNO during airway management of a COVID pneumonia patient with super morbid obesity undergoing emergency laparotomy


Anesthesia Department, King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC) King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed Sayed Hajnour
Consultant Anesthesia, Anesthesia Department, King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC) King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_327_22

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This case report describes the use of high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) in a patient with morbid obesity (BMI = 90 kg/m2) who underwent emergency laparotomy under general anesthesia. This 54-year-old female patient with American Society of Anesthesia classification 4 E is known to have COVID pneumonia with Obstuctive Sleep Apnea. She was admitted in the ICU for 3 days and she was on Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) alternating with HFNO to keep her SpO2 91%–92%, on FiO2 60%, and respiratory rate (RR) 40–45/min. The plan for airway management was rapid sequence intubation with preoxygenation using the HFNO. We here report this case to show the usefulness of HFNO, which adds a new dimension in airway management of similar cases.


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