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Submental Intubation in Patient with Maxillofacial Trauma

Purpose:

To evaluate a surgical patient for submental intubation.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
General Surgery
Pulmonology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Otolaryngology

Objective:

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ICD-10:

S00-S09

Description:

The presence of significant maxillofacial trauma may make orotracheal or nasotracheal intubation impossible or dangerous. Submental intubation of the trachea may be an alternative to tracheostomy in these patients.

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