Mucosal Erosion of the Cricoid Cartilage After the Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic Airway Device in a Patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Schaer, Andreas C; Keel, Marius J B; Dubach, Patrick; Greif, Robert; Luyet, Cédric; Theiler, Lorenz (2014). Mucosal Erosion of the Cricoid Cartilage After the Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic Airway Device in a Patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. A & A case reports, 3(4), pp. 45-47. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000049

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After standard hip arthroplasty, an 82-year-old patient with previously undiagnosed diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of the cervical spine experienced life-threatening side effects after use of a supraglottic airway device (i-gel). Extensive mucosal erosion and denudation of the cricoid cartilage caused postoperative supraglottic swelling and prolonged respiratory failure requiring tracheostomy. In this case report, we highlight the importance of evaluating risk factors for failure of supraglottic airway devices.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Dubach, Patrick

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2325-7237

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Tschan

Date Deposited:

20 Mar 2015 11:16

Last Modified:

19 Nov 2015 10:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1213/XAA.0000000000000049

PubMed ID:

25611221

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65631

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