Ultrasound-assisted translaryngeal block for awake fibreoptic intubation

  • Gildasio S. De OliveiraJr
  • Paul Fitzgerald
  • Mark Kendall


Lidocaine Vocal Cord Thyroid Cartilage Tetracaine Benzocaine 


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Conflicts of interest

None declared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gildasio S. De OliveiraJr
    • 1
  • Paul Fitzgerald
    • 1
  • Mark Kendall
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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