UTILITY OF RETROMOLAR INTUBATION IN PEDIATRIC MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA PATIENTS :A CASE SERIES

Rohini P Kurhade, Rajnikanth K, Nitin Bhola, Anendd Jadhav, Apoorva Mishra

Abstract


Pediatric maxillofacial trauma account for about 1-15% of all the facial fractures. Pediatric injuries are mostly green stick fractures where sometime no treatment or closed reduction is required. In mandibular fractures mild or no displacement, Cap splint is placed. For this oral intubation is required. But the endotracheal tube (ETT) are non-flexometallic and may compromise the airway during manipulation of cap splint. Alternative technique for managing airway is intubation through retromolar space region. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of management of pediatric mandibular fractures by Retromolar Intubation (RMI).


Keywords


Pediatric maxillofacial trauma, Airway management, Retromolar intubation, Retromolar space.

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