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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 420-422

A novel use of nasopharyngeal airway in managing airway leak


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neuro-Anaesthesiology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.158006

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We report a case of severe maxillofacial injury, who while undergoing later stages of reconstruction surgeries, presented with an inimitable kind of air leak during mask ventilation and its interesting management using a nasopharyngeal airway. The case also enlightens the importance of evaluating the available computed tomography images as a part of preanesthetic check-up.


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