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The King Vision™ video laryngoscope for awake intubation: series of cases and literature review

Authors Gaszynska E, Gaszynski T

Received 22 March 2014

Accepted for publication 15 April 2014

Published 23 June 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 475—478

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S64638

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Ewelina Gaszynska, Tomasz Gaszynski

Department of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Abstract: Intubation of patients with a supraglottic mass causing obstruction of the glottis remains a difficult problem for the experienced anesthesiologist. Awake fiberscopic endotracheal intubation is the recommended approach in such cases; however, use of a video laryngoscope for awake intubation can be an alternative to a fiberscope. Here we present two cases of awake intubation using a King Vision™ video laryngoscope in patients with a supraglottic mass, and a literature review on use of video laryngoscopes for awake intubation. After topical anesthesia and sedation with opioids, the patients were successfully intubated.

Keywords: airway management, difficult airway, awake intubation, video laryngoscope

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