Awake fiberoptic intubation with an epidural catheter in a morbidly obese patient.

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Summary of "Awake fiberoptic intubation with an epidural catheter in a morbidly obese patient."

We report successful awake intubation in a morbidly obese patient (body mass index of 61.2) using an epidural catheter inserted through the external forceps channel of the fiberscope for delivery of local anesthetic. Direct application of local anesthetic to the pharyngolaryngeal area and proximal tracheal, through the use of a relatively firm epidural catheter. We conclude that awake intubation can be achieved by this method which spares the subsequent use of any sedative drugs.


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Name: Journal of anesthesia
ISSN: 1438-8359


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A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).

Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.

The injection of autologous blood into the epidural space either as a prophylactic treatment immediately following an epidural puncture or for treatment of headache as a result of an epidural puncture.

The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.

The administration of medication by insertion of a tiny needle or catheter into the spinal sac or epidural cavity.

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