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doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182a1af9b
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Emergent Retrograde Tracheal Intubation in a 3-Year-Old with Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome

He, Michael MD

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Abstract

A 3-year-old girl suffering from Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome with severe sloughing of the oropharyngeal mucosa was brought to the operating room for an emergent tracheostomy after multiple failed attempts to intubate the trachea in the pediatric intensive care unit. However, a retrograde tracheal intubation was successfully performed in the operating room to secure her airway, after which a tracheostomy was performed. Retrograde intubation can be a quick and effective method for securing the difficult airway.

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