Airway management in adults with cervical spine injury

Letters to the Editor/Technical Note

  • Aydın ERDEN Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department
  • Çiğdem KANBUROĞLU Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department

Abstract

Cervical spine injury is a dangerous, complex and challenging task of trauma. Airway management is crucial in patients with cervical spine injury as airway management techniques may cause secondary neurological injury. Therefore, learning how to manage the airway in trauma patients has profound importance. In this review, we aimed to highlight airway management in adults with cervical spine injury and discuss areas of uncertainty and limitations

Key words: Cervical spine injury, immobilization, intubation, airway management

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Published
Nov 6, 2017
How to Cite
ERDEN, Aydın; KANBUROĞLU, Çiğdem. Airway management in adults with cervical spine injury. Acta Medica, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 1, p. 3-4, nov. 2017. ISSN 2147-9488. Available at: <https://actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/101>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017.
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Letters to the Editor/Technical Note