Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--19

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of cervical spine - An unusual cause of difficult flexible fiber optic intubation


Vaibhavi Baxi1, Sucheta Gaiwal2 
1 Associate Specialist, Department of Anesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India
2 Consultant, Department of Anesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Vaibhavi Baxi
2, Grigby Rise, Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5HS, UK

This is a report of anterior osteophytes on the cervical vertebra resulting in distortion of the airway and leading to difficulty during intubation. The osteophytes associated with the syndrome of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis were at the C2-3 and C6-7, T1 level and resulted in anterior displacement of the pharynx and the trachea respectively.


How to cite this article:
Baxi V, Gaiwal S. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of cervical spine - An unusual cause of difficult flexible fiber optic intubation.Saudi J Anaesth 2010;4:17-19


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Baxi V, Gaiwal S. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of cervical spine - An unusual cause of difficult flexible fiber optic intubation. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2010 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];4:17-19
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