Diagnosis by conventional methods may be insensitive.
Difficulties may not be apparent until the patient becomes distressed after tracheal extubation, and this circumstance will worsen airway compromise.
In such a state, re-establishing the airway can become life-threatening. We describe the preemptive identification, physiologic manifestations, and management of the supraglottic and subglottic obstruction exemplified by this case.
DOI - Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien dNULLanesthesie (DOI)