Management of a patient with an unexpected obstructing carinal mass

M. Blessing, D. Schwartz, D. Krellenstein, E. Cohen*

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Surgical procedures involving the airway or for mediastinal masses present considerable challenges for the anesthesiologist. Aside from the obvious technical challenges of providing ventilation, the anesthesiologist must share the airway with the surgeon. Careful and meticulous preoperative evaluation and preparation and intraoperative interaction with the surgical team is critical to assure control of the airway. We report a case of management of a patient with an unexpected near total obstruction of the airway from a carinal mass.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)761-764
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Airway obstruction
  • Mediastinum disease
  • Operative
  • Surgical procedures


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