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Intubating laryngeal mask airway combined to fibreoptic intubation in subglottic stenosis
  1. Freda Richa
  1. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Saint-Joseph University, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  1. Correspondence to Dr Freda Richa, fredrich24{at}


We reported a successful airway management in a patient with unknown tracheal stenosis admitted in the emergency room for benzodiazepine overdose. The use of intubating laryngeal mask airway in combination with fibreoptic intubation was easy and safe in this patient; procedures such as ventilatory control and patient oxygenation were continued during intubation attempts, lessening the likelihood of desaturation. This method allowed the diagnosis of tracheal stenosis and soft endotracheal intubation.

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