Carcinoma of tongue is one of the most common intraoral malignancy in India, owing to tobacco chewing habit of the population, leading to the development of restricted mouth opening and difficult airway due to submucosal fibrosis. We report a case of a 31yers old male, weighing 68 kgs who was diagnosed as a case of carcinoma of tongue and posted for elective hemi-glossectomy with modified radical neck dissection. The patient was operated under general anaesthesia. The case report pertains to successful airway and anaesthesia management in background of difficult airway.
Aiello G, Metcalf I. Anaesthetic implication of temporomandibular joint disease. Can. J. 1992; 39:610-6
Kulkarni DK, Prasad AD, Rao SM. Experience in fibreoptic nasal intubation for temporomandibular joint ankylosis. Ind J Anaesth 1999; 43: 26-9
Rose DK, Cohen MM. The airway problems and predictions in 18,500 patients. Can. J. 1994; 41:372
Glassenberg R.General anaesthesia and maternal mortality. Semin Perinatal 1991; 15: 386-96
Dhara SS. Retrograde intubation – A facilitated approach Br. J. Anaesth 1992; 69: 631-3
Chew JY, Cantrell RW. Tracheostomy, Complications and their management. Arch Otolaryngol 1972; 96: 538-45
Walker DG. Complications of tracheostomy; their prevention and treatment. J Oral Surg 1973; 31: 480-2
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.