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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2015;10(4):317-320.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17085/apm.2015.10.4.317    Published online October 31, 2015.
Airway management in a patient with Reinke's edema: A case report
So Hui Yun, Jong Cook Park, Kang Woo Kim, Gil Chae Lim
1Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. pjcook@jejunu.ac.kr
2Otorhinolaryngology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
Received: 5 February 2015   • Revised: 7 April 2015   • Accepted: 25 June 2015
Abstract
Reinke's edema begins with a chronic diffuse edema on the surface of the lamina propria of the vocal folds. It frequently occurs in women, smokers, professional voice users, and in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Herein, we report the case of a patient who experienced ventilation difficulties during general anesthesia using positive pressure mask ventilation.
Key Words: Airway management, Airway obstruction, Reinke's edema


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