CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2018; 05(03): 190-192
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1655899
Case Report
Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care

Unanticipated Difficulty in an Anticipated Difficult Airway in the Neurointervention Suite: A Case Report

Rajashree Uday Gandhe
1   Division of Anaesthesiology, Department of Neuroanaesthesia, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
,
Chinmaya Pradeep Bhave
1   Division of Anaesthesiology, Department of Neuroanaesthesia, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
,
Avinash Sahebarav Kakde
1   Division of Anaesthesiology, Department of Neuroanaesthesia, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
,
Kalyani Anand Sathe
1   Division of Anaesthesiology, Department of Neuroanaesthesia, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Publication History

Received: 27 February 2018

Accepted after revision: 27 April 2018

Publication Date:
11 May 2018 (online)

Abstract

Airway management of patients with craniofacial vascular malformations poses many challenges. Establishment of a secure airway is a prerequisite for safe anesthetic management of these patients. We report a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with a facial vascular malformation involving the tongue, parapharynx, and extending into the neck, resulting in airway compromise scheduled for endovascular embolization.