The Role of Rigid Fiberoptic Laryngoscopes



Direct laryngoscopy (DL) has seen no substantive advances since its introduction by Janeway [1] or modifications by Miller [2] and Macintosh [3]. The difficulty in seeing around the corner beyond the tip of the laryngoscope blade has been a persistent challenge in a limited, but often unpredicted group of patients. The new possibilities offered by fiberoptics and embedded miniature video cameras may enable us to overcome many of the limitations of the direct line-of-sight.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of Toronto, Toronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManagementOntarioCanada

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