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Use of the Novel C-MAC Video Stylet in a Case of Predicted Difficult Intubation: A Case Report

Pius, James MD*; Ioanidis, Khrystyna MD; Noppens, Ruediger R. MD, PhD, FRCPC*

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000998
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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.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Address correspondence to Ruediger R. Noppens, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Western University, 339 Windermere Rd, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, London, ON N6A 5A5, Canada. Address e-mail to rnoppens@uwo.ca.

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