A subglottic tumor more interfere with intubation and can be especially challenging if not previously diagnosed.
(1) a biphasic wheeze may be misdiagnosed as asthma
(2) the patient may complain of stridor or shortness of breath
Sublgottic tumors may include:
(1) squamous cell carcinoma
(3) adenoid cystic carcinoma
Preoperative ultrasonography can be helpful in making the diagnosis.
The tumor may interfere with cricothyrotomy.
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Specialty: Anesthesiology, Surgery, general