Open Access Case Report

Managing Difficult Airway for Emergency Liver Transplant: More Than One Challenge to Manage

Raed AlKurwi, Hussein Sadkhan and Wasan Sarhan*

Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative medicine and Department of Medicine, Critical Care Division, University Hospital, Canada

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 27, 2022;  Published Date:May 06, 2022


Results of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are consistently improving. Patients who were not considered suitable for OLT earlier are now being taken up for this extensive surgery. It is uncertain whether to defer or proceed with this important emergency surgery with an extremely challenging airway. We report a case of a challenging airway, oral bleeding with coagulopathy presenting for emergency Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT).

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