Use of Airtraq® optical laryngoscope for the intubation in P
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We report a case of a 14-year-old girl with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) with micrognathia, glossoptosis and high-arched palate for the dental treatment at our hospital. She was a case of isolated PRS without any other associated anomalies or syndromes. She weighed 30 kg and was having mild mental retardation. Her mouth opening was more than 2.5 cm, with Mallampati airway Grade 3 and high-arched palate. She had very small receding mandible and thyromental distance was <1.5 cm. Rest of the airway assessment as well as laboratory reports were normal. She was not co-operating for dental treatment under local anaesthesia. The duration of the procedure was close to 1 h requiring general anaesthesia with oral intubation.With the development of video laryngoscopy, many intubations, earlier considered difficult, can be done successfully even in the paediatric population. Airtraq® is one of the very few video laryngoscopy devices available for the paediatric population. It is a disposable, cheap and easily available device. Airtraq® is an optical video laryngoscope with indirect vision, removing the necessities of aligning various angles required for direct laryngoscopy which improves Cormack-Lehane view when compared with conventional laryngoscope as evident in our patient also...

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