Submental intubation: A useful alternative for orthognathic surgery in patients with craniofacial malformations. Case report

  • Maria del Carmen Navas-Aparicio Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniomaxillofacial Unit, Hospital Nacional de Niños, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
  • Ricardo Díaz y Faz Anesthesiology Service, Hospital Nacional de Niños, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Keywords: Intubation, Airway management, Tracheostomy, Surgery oral, Orthognathic surgery, Nasal obstruction

Abstract

Introduction: Submental intubation is a simple, fast and safe alternative associated with low morbidity rates as compared against tracheostomy. It is suitable for patients with nose obstruction due to craniomaxillofacial malformation.

Case report (clinical findings and therapeutic intervention): The goal of this study is to do a literature review of the procedure and a clinical case presentation of a patient with severe midface hypoplasia that as a consequence of the characteristics of the patient's malformation required submental intubation for surgical treatment.

Conclusion: The submental intubation technique is an excellent choice for orthognathic surgery in patients with facial malformations and airway problems.

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Navas-Aparicio M del C, Díaz y Faz R. Submental intubation: A useful alternative for orthognathic surgery in patients with craniofacial malformations. Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Apr.1 [cited 2021May10];45(Supplement):50 -54. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/457

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Navas-Aparicio M del C, Díaz y Faz R. Submental intubation: A useful alternative for orthognathic surgery in patients with craniofacial malformations. Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Apr.1 [cited 2021May10];45(Supplement):50 -54. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/457
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