Airway and Breathing

  • Gyaninder Pal Singh
  • Surya Kumar Dube
  • Devika Bharadwaj


A 48-year-old male patient, weighing 105 kg, presented to the emergency department with sudden onset severe headache and decreased sensorium. On admission, his heart rate was 114/min, blood pressure 196/112 mmHg, oxygen saturation 92%, respiratory rate 34/min with laboured breathing and gurgling sound and the ECG showed sinus tachycardia. His admission GCS was E2, V3, M4 with left sided hemiparesis and unequal pupils. Right pupil was mid-dilated sluggishly reacting to light and left pupil was constricted. He had a short neck with large jaw, beard and submandibular fat.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gyaninder Pal Singh
    • 1
  • Surya Kumar Dube
    • 1
  • Devika Bharadwaj
    • 1
  1. 1.All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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