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Cannot ventilate-cannot intubate an infant: surgical tracheotomy or transtracheal cannula?

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An unanticipated difficult airway is very uncommon in infants. The recommendations for managing the cannot ventilate-cannot intubate (CVCI) situation in infants and small children are based on difficult airway algorithms for adults. These algorithms usually recommend placement of a transtracheal cannula or performing a surgical tracheotomy as a last resort. In this study, we compared the success rate and time used for inserting a transtracheal cannula vs performing a modified surgical tracheotomy in a piglet model.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Volume20
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)987-93
Number of pages7
ISSN1155-5645
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

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