Based upon the results of our study, we conclude that split nasopharyngeal airway
assisted method is a better alternative to the tube first method for awake facilitated fiberoptic nasal intubation in terms of time taken to intubate, patient comfort, success rates, and hemodynamic stability.
Capasso, "Treatment of snoring with a nasopharyngeal airway
tube," Case Reports in Medicine, vol.
Randomized clinical trials incorporating blinded measurement approaches are needed, in order to establish the role of maxillary expansion with respect to nasopharyngeal airway
Initially, the patient had planned to use the nasopharyngeal airway
on consecutive days; however, the patient developed significant nasal obstruction, facial pressure, and a constant, dull headache.
The long face syndrome and the impairment of nasopharyngeal airway
. Angle Orthod.
Information gathered included the patients' demography, etiological cause of the nasopharyngeal airway
obstructions, and any previous surgical interventions.
Therefore the insertion of a nasopharyngeal airway
or suction catheter may have initiated the laryngospasm.
Paul and Nanda7 found greater prevalences of mouth breathing and nasopharyngeal airway
obstruc-tion in subjects with Class II malocclusions.
Approaches to decrease airway obstruction include positioning the infant on their side or prone, nasopharyngeal airway
(NPA), nasal continuous positive airways pressure (nCPAP), a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal intubation.
Large polyps can reach the nasopharyngeal airway
. Although computed tomography manifestations are well known, MRI reports are scarce.
* Inserting a nasopharyngeal airway
and placing the casualty in the recovery position;
Checklist of instruments / equipment beforehand- Anatomical masks size 3 & 4, Guedel or pharyngeal airway size 3 & 4, Nasopharyngeal airway
size 7, Laryngoscope Macintosh standard handle, Short / stubby handle--Anesthetics, India make, Curved Macintosh blade 3 & 4, Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes sizes 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, Malleable stylets, Magill's forceps.