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The Pediatric Difficult Airway

  • Teresa Valois
Part of the Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children book series (AICPNC)


It is a common adage in pediatric anesthesia practice that: “children are not small adults”, and in airway management this is especially true. The anatomical and physiological characteristics of children, together with developmental changes, make a careful and thorough approach necessary to guarantee success.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Airway Management Laryngeal Mask Airway Difficult Airway Difficult Intubation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Valois
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaMontreal Children’s HospitalMontrealCanada

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