Video laryngoscopes are commonly used to manage difficult airways, among other devices. However, they present a challenge when inserting the blade in patients with a limited mouth opening, and an adequate visualization of the glottis does not always translate into successful intubation. The C-MAC Video-Stylet—with its small diameter and flexible tip—offers an effective alternative. We describe the successful use of the novel C-MAC Video-Stylet to secure the airway in a patient with minimal mouth opening due to the side effects of previous neck surgery and radiation therapy.
From the *Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
†Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada.
Accepted for publication January 28, 2019.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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