Submandibular intubation in awake patient of panfacial traum
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Maxillofacial trauma patients present with airway problems. Submandibular intubation is an effective means of intubation to avoid tracheostomy for operative procedures. Airway is secured with oral endotracheal intubation in paralyzed patient and tube is then transplaced in submental or submandibular region. However, there may be instances when paralyzing such trauma patients is not safe and short-term tracheostomy is the only airway channel available for conduction of anaesthesia. We report a case of submandibular intubation in awake patient of maxillofacial trauma with anticipated intubation problems...

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