This case highlights the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to a morbidly obese patient. An airway plan should be developed between the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and intensive care unit team. A strong understanding of tracheostomy tubes and their function is critical for the anesthesiologist. Continuous delivery of oxygen is pivotal when attempting to secure the airway by any means. Finally, we show a technique to continually supply oxygen while attempting to intubate via the LMA.
KeywordsEndotracheal Tube Vocal Cord Tracheostomy Tube Fiberoptic Bronchoscope Percutaneous Tracheostomy
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