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Airway management in odontogenic abscess
C. McIntyre, V. Cunningham
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 8, p.6 (123Doc Education, London, September 2012)
A 25 year old male presents to the ward with a 5 day history of a dental abscess and features of systemic toxicity (1, 2). The key features are the assessment of the compromised airway, the toxic patient and appropriate management for these conditions. Clinical review of the airway forms a vital part of planning for safe peri-operative care strategies for ward doctors and anaesthetists. Prompt assessment and anticipation of serious complications are paramount in patients with airway related compromise on the ward, in theatre and post-operatively.
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Specialty Anaesthetic Registrar, West of Scotland
V. Cunningham (Corresponding author)
Consultant Anaesthetist, Institute of Neurological Sciences
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
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