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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007, pp. 36-44
Bioline Code: cm07007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007, pp. 36-44

 en Airway emergencies in cancer
Patil, Vijaya P.

Abstract

Management of airway obstruction is always challenging but more so in cancer setting, as obstruction can lie at any level right from pyriform fossa to low down in medistinum. Morbidity is significant but if not managed properly leads to frightful death by suffocation. These cases need to be evaluated, diagnosed and managed with care, skill, speed and appropriate intervention. With the advent of technology, it has become much easier to manage such situations with a team of specialists involving anesthetist, thoracic surgeon and intensivist.

Keywords
Airway obstruction, airway stenting, laryngeal papillomatosis, mediastinal mass, rigid bronchoscopy

 
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