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Airway Management in Ankylosing Spondylitis with Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway - A Case Report

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Author(s): Dr. Veena Asthana | Dr. Sanjay Agrawal | Dr. D K Singh | Dr. J P Sharma

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 7;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Airway Management | Ankylosing Spondylitis | Intubating | Laryngeal Mask Airway | LMA

ABSTRACT
Patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) are difficult to intubate as a result of cervical spine rigidity; leading to inadequate extension of head and nonalignment of oral/pharyngeal and laryngeal planes. They are usually managed along the awake limb of difficult airway algorithm.
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