The novel use of computer-generated virtual imaging to assess the difficult pediatric airway.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In a patient with a known difficult airway, history and examination may be of limited use in formulating a management plan for subsequent tracheal intubation. Further detailed and descriptive review of the airway is necessary. Virtual imaging is a recent advance in radiology that offers noninvasive airway assessment. It creates a movie clip image of the upper airway akin to the view obtained through a fiberscope. We present a patient with Goldenhar syndrome in whom virtual imaging was used to identify the cause of a previous failed tracheal intubation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ames, WA; Macleod, DB; Ross, AK; Marcus, J; Mukundan, S

Published Date

  • May 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1154 - 1156

PubMed ID

  • 17456667

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States