Ultrasound-guided selective intubation in a preterm neonate undergoing type-C esophageal athresia correction. Case report

  • Angélica Paola Fajardo-Escolar a. School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Antonio José Bonilla-Ramírez a. School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Vera Winograd Gómez Resident in anesthesiology, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Keywords: Intubation; Ultraso-nography; Infant; Newborn; Tra-cheoesophageal Fistula; Anesthesia

Abstract

Introduction:

Neonatal patients presenting with tracheoesophageal fistula represent a challenge to the anesthesiologist due to the multiple difficulties this pathology involves for airway management.

Case discussion:

Following is a description of a case of a neonate undergoing tracheoesophageal fistula repair using ultrasound-guided orotracheal intubation as an adjunct to selective intubation.

Conclusion:

Perioperative ultrasound is a promising tool for airway management of the pediatric patient. Further studies to assess the possibility to position the technique as a standard of care are needed.

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Fajardo-Escolar AP, Bonilla-Ramírez AJ, Winograd Gómez V. Ultrasound-guided selective intubation in a preterm neonate undergoing type-C esophageal athresia correction. Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2018Jan.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];46(1):75-8. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/331

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Published
2018-01-01
How to Cite
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Fajardo-Escolar AP, Bonilla-Ramírez AJ, Winograd Gómez V. Ultrasound-guided selective intubation in a preterm neonate undergoing type-C esophageal athresia correction. Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2018Jan.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];46(1):75-8. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/331
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Case Report / Case Series