A patient with a base of tongue tumor was judged to be safe to intubate under general anesthesia, with a new flexible tip “bougie.” This enabled rapid and easy navigation around the distorted anatomy caused by the tumor. The bougie’s tip can be flexed or extended by activating a slide on the shaft and was intended for use with the hyperangulated blade of a videolaryngoscope.
From the Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Accepted for publication February 6, 2019.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s website.
Address correspondence to John R. Cormack, FANZCA, Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Victoria Parade, Melbourne, VIC 3065, Australia. Address e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.