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Carotid artery puncture, airway obstruction and the laryngeal mask airway in a preeclamptic patient.
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PMID:  15321349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report a case of a preeclamptic patient with a difficult airway in whom attempted central venous cannulation led to inadvertent carotid artery puncture and dilatation causing immediate life threatening upper airway obstruction. The use of the laryngeal mask airway was life-saving on two occasions when other techniques of airway management had failed. We discuss the series of events that led to this critical incident and suggest areas in which management might have been improved.
C R Garcia-Rodriguez; S M Yentis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-23     Completed Date:  2005-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Magill Department of Anaesthetics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.
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Int J Obstet Anesth. 1997 Jan;6(1):69   [PMID:  15321318 ]

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