Valencia JA, Romero DJ, Arango E, et al. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in 2 difficult airways. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Apr;37(4):1043-1048.
Ultrasound has become a rapid, safe, and easy-to-use tool for anesthesiologists. It reduces complications, morbidity, and mortality, especially in patients with anatomic abnormalities in whom a traditional approach may be both difficult and risky. We report two cases of symptomatic patients with a difficult airway due to displacement of the trachea by a neck mass. Real-time ultrasound imaging was performed for percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies, identifying important structures, without any complications.
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SonoSim Keywords: Ultrasound Education, Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomies, Point-of-Care Ultrasonography