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Tracheal intubation

Created: 16/11/2004


Ensure airway patency

  • Prolonged operations
  • Difficult access to airway
  • Excessive movement of head and neck
  • Difficulty achieving clear airway with laryngeal mask airway
  • Situations where a major intraoperative complication occurs (haemorrhage, malignant hyperthermia)

Protect airway from aspiration

  • Risk of regurgitation
  • Extensive bleeding

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