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anaesthesia.Airway evaluation and management.(dr.ameer)
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  • 1. Airway Evaluation and Management
    • Key Learning Objectives
    • Review the anatomy relevant to airway management
    • Understand the components of an airway examination
    • Learn the principles of mask ventilation and intubation
  • 2. Introduction
    • Despite the site of surgery or the anesthetic technique chosen, every patient receiving anesthetic care is exposed to a varying degree of risk of airway compromise. That is, all levels of sedation, general anesthesia, and regional anesthesia carry with them at least a small risk of airway obstruction and apnea.
    • Therefore, every anesthesia provider must examine each patient in anticipation of a need to mechanically ventilate and intubate, regardless of whether or not such interventions were part of the primary anesthetic plan. A thorough airway examination and history, combined with expert airway management, guard against the life-threatening risks of airway obstruction and apnea.
  • 3. Airway Anatomy
    • The human airway is a dynamic structure that extends from the nares to the alveoli.
    • Obstruction can occur at any point because of anatomic collapse or a foreign body
    • which includes liquids such as mucous, blood, and gastric contents
  • 4.  
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  • 6. Pharynx
    • The pharynx is basically a wide muscular
    • tube forming the common upper pathway of alimentary
    • and respiratory tracts. It extends from the base of the skull
    • to the level of C6.
    • The pharynx lies posterior to, and communicates with,
    • the nose, mouth and larynx. This relationship
    • divides the pharynx into three sections: naso-, oro and
    • Laryngo pharynx. The posterior surface of the pharynx
    • lies on the prevertebral fascia and cervical vertebrae.
  • 7. Larynx
    • The larynx is a functional sphincter at the beginning of the respiratory tree to protect the trachea from foreign bodies. It is lined by ciliated columnar epithelium and consists of a framework of cartilages
    • linked together by ligaments which are moved by a series of muscles.
  • 8. Cartilages of the larynx
    • The thyroid cartilage is said to be shaped like a
    • shield. It consists of two plates that join in the
    • midline inferiorly to form the thyroid notch (Adam’s
    • apple). Each plate has a superior and inferior horn or cornua at the upper and lower limit of its posterior border, respectively. The inferior horn articulates with the cricoid cartilage.
  • 9.
    • The cricoid cartilage is shaped like a signet ring, with the large laminal portion being posterior.
    • Each lateral surface features a facet that articulates with the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage. The upper border of the lamina has an articular facet for the
    • arytenoid cartilage.
  • 10.
    • There is a pair of arytenoid cartilages , each shaped like a triple-sided pyramid possessing medial, posterior and anterolateral surfaces.
    • Each arytenoid cartilage projects anteriorly as the vocal process and in a similar fashion laterally as the muscular process.
    • The posterior and lateral cricoarytenoid muscles are inserted into the muscular process.
  • 11.
    • The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped cartilage. It has a lower tapered end which is joined to the thyroid cartilage by the thyroepiglottic ligament.
    • The free upper end is broader and projects superiorly behind the tongue.
    • The lowest part of the anterior surface of the
    • epiglottis is attached to the hyoid by the hyoepiglottic ligament.
    • Two other minor cartilages are the corniculate and the cuneiform.
  • 12. Ligaments of the larynx
    • Extrinsic ligaments are the:
    • thyrohyoid membrane, cricotracheal, cricothyroid, and hyoepiglottic ligaments.
    • The intrinsic ligaments of the larynx are of minor importance, being the capsules of the small synovial joints
  • 13. Muscles of the larynx
    • Extrinsic group:
    • Sternothyroid, thyrohyoid and inferior constrictor is a constrictor of the pharynx
    • Intrinsic group: These are paired, with the exception of the ( transverse arytenoid).
    • Cricothyroid, posterior cricoarytenoid, lateral cricoarytenoid, aryepiglottic, thyroarytenoid
  • 14. Nerve supply
    • The mucous membrane of the larynx above the vocal cords is supplied by the internal laryngeal nerve, that below by the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
    • All muscles of the larynx are supplied by the recurrent laryngeal nerve except for the cricothyroid, which is supplied by the superior (also known as external) laryngeal nerve.
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  • 19. Trachea
    • The trachea descends from the lower border of the cricoid
    • cartilage (C6) to terminate at its bifurcation into the two
    • main bronchi at the sternal angle (T4). The length of the
    • adult trachea varies between 10 and 15 cm. The walls of
    • the trachea are formed of fibrous tissue reinforced by 15–
    • 20 incomplete cartilaginous rings. Internally the trachea
    • is lined by respiratory epithelium. The trachea may be
    • divided into two portions, that in the neck and that in the
    • thorax.
  • 20. Bronchial tree
    • Extrapulmonary bronchi
    • At the carina, the two main bronchi arise. The right
    • main bronchus is shorter, wider and more upright than
    • the left. The right pulmonary artery and azygos vein are
    • intimately related to the right main bronchus. The left
    • main bronchus passes under the aortic arch anterior to
    • the oesophagus, thoracic duct and descending aorta. The
    • structure of the extrapulmonary bronchi is very similar to
    • that of the trachea.
    • Intrapulmonary bronchi
    • Branching of the intrapulmonary bronchi gives rise to
    • functional units – the bronchopleural segments.
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  • 27. Airway assessment
    • History
    • Adverse events related to prior airway management
    • Radiation/surgical history
    • Burns /swelling/ tumor /masses
    • Obstructive sleep apnea (snoring)
    • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
    • Problems with phonation
    • C-spine disease (disc dz, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome)
  • 28.
    • Examination of the upper airway:
    • Cervical spine mobility
    • Temporomandibular mobility
    • Prominent central incisors
    • Diseased or artificial teeth
    • Ability to visualize uvula
    • Thyromental distance
  • 29. Malampatti/ Samson–Young classification of the oropharyngeal view
    • Class I: uvula, faucial pillars, soft palate visible;
    • Class II: faucial pillars, soft palate visible;
    • Class III: soft and hard palate visible;
    • Class IV: hard palate visible only
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  • 32. Components of the preoperative airway physical examination
    • Component
    • Length of upper incisors-------------------------
    • Relation of maxillary and mandibular-------- incisors during normal jaw closure
    • Relation of maxillary and mandibular-------- incisors during voluntary protrusion of the jaw
    • Inter-incisor distance (mouth opening)-------
    • Visibility of uvula------------------------------------
    • Shape of palate-------------------------------------
    • Compliance of submandibular space—------
    • Thyromental distance------------------------------
    • Length of neck---------------------------------------
    • Thickness of neck-----------------------------------
    • Range of motion of head and neck-------------
    • Non reassuring finding
    • Relatively long
    • Prominent “overbite” (maxillary incisors anterior to mandibular incisors)
    • Patient’s mandibular incisors anterior to (in front of) maxillary incisor
    • <3 cm
    • Not visible when tongue is protruded with patient in sitting position (e.g., Malampatti class > II )
    • Highly arched or narrow
    • Stiff, indurated, occupied by mass, or non-resilient
    • <3 fingerbreadths or 6–7 cm
    • Short
    • Thick neck (size > 17 inches)
    • Patient cannot touch tip of chin to chest or cannot extend neck
  • 33. Airway Devices
    • Oral and nasal airways:
    • Typically inserted secondary to loss of upper airway muscle tone in anesthetized patient
    • Airway obstruction caused by tongue falling against posterior pharyngeal wall.
    • Length of nasal airway estimated by measuring from the nares to meatus of ear, use caution when used with patients on anticoagulants or has basal skull fractures
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  • 37. Mask
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  • 42. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA)
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  • 45. Tracheal intubation
    • usually simply referred to as intubation , is the placement of a flexible plastic or rubber tube into the trachea to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer certain drugs.
  • 46. Endotracheal tubes
    • Modified for variety of specialized applications:
    • Flexible, wired-reinforced (armored), rubber,
    • Microlaryngeal, oral/nasal RAE, double lumen, cuffed non cuffed.
    • All endotracheal tubes has a radio-opaque line.
    • Airflow resistance depends on tube diameter, curvature and length.
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  • 52. Indications for orotracheal intubation
    • Provide patent airway
    • Prevent inhalation (aspiration of gastric content)
    • Need for frequent suctioning
    • Facilitate Positive pressure ventilation
    • Operative position other than supine
    • Operative site near or involved the upper airway
    • Airway maintenance by mask difficult
    • Disease involving the upper airway
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  • 58. Complications of tracheal intubation
    • During direct laryngoscopy and intubation of the trachea:
    • Dental and oral soft tissue trauma
    • Hypertension and tachycardia
    • Cardiac dysrhythmias
    • Myocardial ischemia
    • Inhalation (aspiration) of gastric contents
  • 59.
    • While the tracheal tube is in place
    • Tracheal tube obstruction
    • Endobrochial intubation
    • Esophageal intubation
    • Tracheal tube cough leak
    • Barotrauma
    • Nasogastric distention
    • Accidental disconnection from breathing system
    • Tracheal mucosa ischemia
    • Accidental extubation
  • 60.
    • Immediate and delayed complications after extubation of the trachea
    • Laryngospasm
    • Inhalation of gastric content
    • Pharyngitis (sore throat)
    • Laryngitis
    • Laryngeal or subglottic edema
    • Laryngeal ulceration with or without granuloma formation
    • Tracheitis
    • Tracheal stenosis
    • Vocal cord paralysis
    • Arytenoid cartilage dislocation
  • 61. Nasotracheal intubation
    • an endotracheal tube is passed through the nose and vocal apparatus into the trachea.
    • Indications:
    • Intra-oral surgery
    • Anatomical abnormalities or disease of the upper airway make direct laryngoscopy difficult or impossible
    • When long-term intubation of the trachea is anticipated
  • 62. Advantages of Nasotracheal intubation
    • More stable tube fixation
    • Less chance for tube kinking
    • Greater comfort in awake patient
    • Fewer oropharyngeal section
  • 63. Complications unique to Nasotracheal intubation
    • Epistaxis
    • Dislodgement of pharyngeal tonsils (adenoid)
    • Eustachian tube obstruction
    • Maxillary sinusitis
    • Bacteremia
    • Gastric distension
  • 64. Flexible Fiberoptic Brochoscope
    • Indications:
    • Difficult laryngoscopy/mask ventilation
    • Unstable cervical spines
    • Poor cervical range of motion
    • TMJ dysfunction
    • Congenital/acquired upper airway anomalies
  • 65.  
  • 66.  
  • 67. Awake Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation
    • Equipment: airway, topical anesthesia, vasoconstrictors, antisialagogues, suction, fiberoptic scope with lubricated ETT
    • Indications: Cervical spine pathology, obesity, head and neck tumors, history of difficult airway
    • Premedication: Sedation (midazolam, Fentanyl, Ketamine)
  • 68. Light wand
  • 69.  
  • 70. Retrograde Tracheal Intubation
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  • 72. Airway Bougie
  • 73.  
  • 74. Cricothiroidotomy
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