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Anesthetic Management and Submental Intubation in Patient with Maxillofacial Injury

Aishwarya Guru, Vijay Narayanan Surendran

Keywords : Intubation, Maxillofacial injury, Submental

Citation Information : Guru A, Surendran VN. Anesthetic Management and Submental Intubation in Patient with Maxillofacial Injury. 2022; 5 (4):103-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03166

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Early reconstruction of facial fractures by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) has recently become the standard of care in the management. Submental intubation is a useful technique that is considered less invasive compared to tracheostomy in securing the airways where orotracheal intubation and nasotracheal intubation are difficult to perform, also preventing tracheostomy-related complications. Submental intubation is considered a reliable alternative to tracheostomy in patients undergoing complex maxillofacial surgeries who do not require postoperative ventilatory support. Here, we report a case of 36-year-old male patient who presented with a Le Fort II fracture.

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