Airway management in adults with cervical spine injury

  • Aydın ERDEN Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department
  • Çiğdem KANBUROĞLU Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department
Keywords: Cervical spine injury, immobilization,, intubation, airway management

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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Author Biographies

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

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department

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

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Department

Published
2017-11-06
How to Cite
ERDEN, A., & KANBUROĞLU, Çiğdem. (2017). Airway management in adults with cervical spine injury. Acta Medica, 46(1), 3-4. Retrieved from https://actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/101
Section
Letters to the Editor/Technical Note