Werner Held*, Marie Fernando
*Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
*Corresponding author: Werner Held, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, E‑mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citation: Werner Held, Unanticipated Difficult Airway Management in a Trauma Partient with Severe Ankylosing Spondylitis published in Med Science Journals.
Received Date: 04 August 2021 Accepted Date: 18 August 2021 Published Date: 06 September 2021
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a debilitating chronic arthropathy that affects multiple joints. Anaesthesiologists face significant challenges when dealing with the airway implications of this disease, especially when it is unanticipated that a difficult airway may be encountered. This case describes a 42-year-old trauma victim who required an emergency denitive trachea at his ward. Ankylosing Spondylitis and complex airway anatomy led to his intubation failure. He was eventually given an emergency surgical tracheostomy. The successful management of a difficult airway was possible thanks to the appropriate use of modern airway adjuncts as well as workplace soft skills.
KEYWORDS: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Difficult Airway