Anaesthetic management of maxillofacial trauma

Bikash R. Ray, Dalim Kumar Baidya, Devalina Goswami, Anjan Trikha, Ajoy Roychoudhury, Ongkila Bhutia

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Maxillofacial trauma, alone or as part of polytrauma, can pose a significant challenge to the anaesthesiologist in the emergency department, in the operating room and in the intensive care unit as it may hamper effective airway management in these patients. Detailed knowledge of maxillofacial and airway anatomy can help in understanding the mechanism, diagnosing the extent and severity of injury and formulating a proper airway management plan. Basic principles of trauma care should be followed at every step. Moreover, the presence of experienced personnel with adequate airway expertise is essential. Anaesthetic drugs and techniques should be optimally tailored to ensure maximal patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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