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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2010;5(1):95-97.
Published online January 30, 2010.
Kinked J-tip guidewire within the tracheal lumen during retrograde intubation: A case report
Sang Soo Kang, Sang Moon Jung, Il Seok Kim, Young Jun Yoon, Keun Man Shin
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pharmacology, Kangwon National University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Retrograde intubation is an alternative option for gaining airway access for patients with a difficult airway.We report a successful management of a kinked J-tip guidewire within a tracheal lumen with flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope in a patient with type II odontoid fracture.It is helpful to adjusting the depth of angiocatheter and handling of J-tip guidewire if J-tip guidewire does not come out into the oral cavity at the expected length during retrograde intubation.
Key Words: Difficult airway, Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope, J-tip guidewire, Retrograde intubation

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