Anesthetic Mx of post-burn contracture chest with microstomi
This case report, published in the Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology exemplifies the anesthetic technique of blocking bilateral infraorbital and mental nerves for release of contractures of mouth.

A 30 year old female patient of post-acid burn contractures of chest wall and mouth was scheduled for contracture release and skin grafting. Airway assessment revealed severe restriction of mouth opening with limited restriction of neck movements.

Contracture release of mouth conducted by blocking bilateral infraorbital and mental nerves, which facilitated intubation easily.

Key Takeaways:-
This case report highlights the practical advantage of nerve blocks for release of contracture mouth, in case of anticipated difficult airway, over other conventional methods.

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