Airway Management in Two Patients with Maxillofacial Trauma


Sahin L., Gul R., Mizrak A., Koruk S., Isikay N., Berberoglu O., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.17, no.1, pp.42-44, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-44
  • Keywords: Maxillofacial trauma, airway management, tracheotomy

Abstract

The maxillofacial trauma (MFT) may cause an emergency clinical condition with the severe damage of fascial bones and tissues, the vascular injuries and the obstruction of the airway. Trauma generally causes edema and hematom in the mouth by impairing the normal anatomy. Therefore it may be very difficult to see the vocal cords and intubate by traditional direct laryngoscopy. In this article, we aimed to discuss the airway management in patients with MFT.