Airway emergencies in cancer
Airway obstruction, airway stenting, laryngeal papillomatosis, mediastinal mass, rigid bronchoscopy
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Airway emergencies in cancer. Indian J Crit Care Med 2007; 11 (1):36-44.
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Management of airway obstruction is always challenging but more so in cancer setting, as obstruction can lie at any level right from pyriform fossa to low down in medistinum. Morbidity is significant but if not managed properly leads to frightful death by suffocation. These cases need to be evaluated, diagnosed and managed with care, skill, speed and appropriate intervention. With the advent of technology, it has become much easier to manage such situations with a team of specialists involving anesthetist, thoracic surgeon and intensivist.
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