Submental Intubation in Maxillofacial Trauma Patients

Rahpeyma, Amin and khajehahmadi, Saeedeh (2013) Submental Intubation in Maxillofacial Trauma Patients. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 25 (1). pp. 17-22.

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Abstract

Introduction: To describe a modified technique for submental intubation in severely traumatized maxillofacial patients and to evaluate complications arising from the procedure. Materials and Methods: Submental intubation was performed in twelve patients with maxillofacial trauma ,from 2007 – 2012, which were operated under general anesthesia for treatment of facial fractures. Results: The patients ranged in age from 14 to 39 years. No complications due to submental intubation, such as infection, hypertrophic scarring, lingual nerve injury, hematoma, bleeding, ranula formation, or orocutaneous fistula, were observed following submental intubation. Conclusion: Submental intubation is a very useful technique in the management of maxillofacial trauma patients, with a low complication rate.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 17:03
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 17:03
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6237

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