Anaesthetic Consideration & Difficult Airway Management In a Case of Carcinoma of Tongue
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Difficult airway
nasal intubation
awake fibreoptic intubation
carcinoma of tongue

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Rawat, D. H. S., Rupnar, D. S. ., & Saraf, D. R. . (2015). Anaesthetic Consideration & Difficult Airway Management In a Case of Carcinoma of Tongue. VIMS Health Science Journal , 2(2), 72-74. Retrieved from


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.

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