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.
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