Airway Management in Neonates with Craniofacial Abnormalities

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We present a case of an infant born via emergent Caesarean section for non-reassuring fetal heart tones at approximately 30 weeks who was unable to be intubated by the NICU staff. The infant was born to a primigravida woman who previously did not know she was pregnant, and thus, had no prenatal care. At delivery, the infant’s APGAR scores were 1, 1, and 6 and she had obvious craniofacial abnormalities which made it difficult for the NICU staff to intubate using direct laryngoscopy. Here we discuss the difficult airway algorithm in newborns with an emphasis on craniofacial syndromes.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.