Fiber-optic bronchoscopic guidance for intubating a neonate with Pierre-Robin syndrome.


Journal Article

The Pierre-Robin anomalad features micrognathia, glossoptosis, and frequently a cleft palate. Tracheal intubation may be challenging and sometimes impossible. Reported is a case in which a tracheal guide wire was passed via the suction port of a flexible pediatric bronchoscope. The bronchoscope was then removed, and an endotracheal tube was threaded over the wire. The technique is safe and allows rapid endotracheal intubation in pediatric patients with difficult upper airways.

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Cited Authors

  • Scheller, JG; Schulman, SR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 47

PubMed ID

  • 2007042

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2007042

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-8180

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0952-8180(91)90205-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States