The i-gel as a conduit for the Aintree intubation catheter for subsequent fiberoptic intubation

Translated title of the contribution: The i-gel as a conduit for the Aintree intubation catheter for subsequent fiberoptic intubation

Alexander Izakson, Guy Cherniavsky, Alexey Lazutkin, Tiberiu Ezri*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We report a clinical case of an 128 kg, 53 year old male, who was scheduled for sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Video laryngoscope (GlideScope – Verathron) assisted intubation was attempted. Despite repositioning of the head and neck and external laryngeal manipulations, two attempts to lift the epiglottis were unsuccessful. An i-gel (Intersurgical, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom) supraglottic device was successfully placed and normal oxygenation and ventilation was established with pressure controlled ventilation. An Aintree intubation catheter (AIC, Cook Medical, USA) pre-loaded onto a pediatric fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) was advanced through the i-gel. After fiber optic visualization of the vocal cords, the AIC and FOB were successfully placed into the patient’s trachea. We conclude that the i-gel may not only serve as a substitute for failed tracheal intubation, but is also useful as a conduit for subsequent fiberoptic intubation.

Translated title of the contributionThe i-gel as a conduit for the Aintree intubation catheter for subsequent fiberoptic intubation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalRomanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Volume21
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Aintree intubation catheter
  • Difficult intubation
  • Fiber optic bronchoscope
  • Fiber optic intubation
  • I-gel

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The i-gel as a conduit for the Aintree intubation catheter for subsequent fiberoptic intubation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this