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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of three patients with elective surgical cricothyroidotomy

From: Elective use of surgical cricothyroidotomy for maxillofacial fracture fixation with contraindication of nasotracheal intubation: a case report

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3
Age (y.o.)/Gender 28/m 47/m 62/F
ASA-PS II II I
Major trauma Mandbular Fx. Maxilb facial Fx. Maxilb facial Fx.
Basal skull fracture + + -
Nasalbone fracture - - +
Duration from injury to surgery (day) 10 7 8
Size of SGA 4 4 3
D of intubated tube (mm) 65 60 60
Duration of SCT (min)*1 8 21 12
Duration of surgery (min) 150 255 160
Duration of anesthesia (min) 330 300 320
Intemaxillary fixation + + +
Airway management at emergence SGA SGA SGA
Issures with SCT procedure Minor bleeding Shifted anatomy -
Duration of follow-up (month) 5 4 8
Long term complication with SCT*2 - - -
  1. SCT surgical cricothyroidotomy, SGA supraglottic airway, Fx fracture
  2. *1duration from establishment mechanical ventilation with SGA to finishing tracheal intubation via CTM
  3. *2subglottic stenosis, voice change, dysphagia were assessed