Submental intubation in pediatric maxillofacial surgery: report of 2 cases

  • Vanessa Alejandri-Gamboa Pediatric Stomatology Service, National Pediatrics Institute, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Pedro J. Téllez-Rodríguez Pediatric Stomatology Service, National Pediatrics Institute, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • María C.R. López-Fernández Pediatric Stomatology Service, National Pediatrics Institute, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Abel Sanjuan-Martínez Pediatric Stomatology Service, National Pediatrics Institute, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Lina Sarmiento Pediatric Anesthesiology, National Pediatrics Institute, Mexico City, Mexico.
Keywords: Intubation, Submental intubation, Pediatrics, Maxillofacial procedures

Abstract

Submental intubation (SMI) is useful in surgical procedures where nasotracheal intubation is contraindicated and orotracheal intubation is not ideal, making it an alternative to tracheostomy since it is performed in less time, with less morbidity and mortality, minimal postoperatory care, as well as an aesthetically acceptable scar. We present 2 cases of pediatric patients with a successful SMI. In addition, we briefly review current literature regarding pediatric population.

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Alejandri-Gamboa V, Téllez-Rodríguez PJ, López-Fernández MC, Sanjuan-Martínez A, Sarmiento L. Submental intubation in pediatric maxillofacial surgery: report of 2 cases. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 20];48(2):91-5. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/143

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Alejandri-Gamboa V, Téllez-Rodríguez PJ, López-Fernández MC, Sanjuan-Martínez A, Sarmiento L. Submental intubation in pediatric maxillofacial surgery: report of 2 cases. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 20];48(2):91-5. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/143
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