Management of airway obstruction caused by nasal packing material in a trauma patient

Mohammad Helwani, Nahel N. Saied, Vafa Foroughi

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Abstract

Airway management of patients with facial trauma is challenging. This case report presents an unusual cause of partial airway obstruction by nasal packing saturated with blood clots. We stress on the importance of careful examination of the airway before instrumentation and of being aware that the distal end of the nasal packing material could migrate downward and cause airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-51
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical anesthesia
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Airway management
  • Facial trauma
  • Foreign body, facial
  • Nasal packing
  • Obstruction, facial
  • Trauma

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