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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 116-118

Submental intubation for wide excision of basal cell Carcinoma


Department of Anesthesiology, Adichunchingiri Institute of Medical Science, Bellur, Mandya, Karnataka, India

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Kavyashree
Department of Anesthesiology, #205, M Venkategowda Layout, 1st ‘A’ Main Road, Hebbal Kempapura, Bengaluru - 560 024, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/kaj.kaj_9_17

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Submental intubation is a very good alternative to tracheostomy when short term airway management is required with undisturbed access to oral or nasal airways. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma over the left nasolabial fold, involving the upper lip and alae of nose with coexisting coronary artery disease, old inferior wall myocardial infarction, and low ejection fraction managed successfully under general anesthesia with submental intubation.


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