A novel technique in airway management of neonates with occipital encephalocele

N. Rangaswamy, A. K. Pramanik

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Airway stabilization in neonates with occipital encephalocele (OE) is critical during surgery or if they develop hypoxic-respiratory failure. Endotracheal intubation can be challenging due to difficulty in positioning the head in a patient with large occipital mass. We describe a novel technique for positioning neonates with large OE using a commonly used hospital apparatus which facilitated appropriate positioning of the baby and successful endotracheal intubation with ease and no additional staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-878
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 5 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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