Cricothyroidotomy in the emergency setting: indications, techniques and outcomes
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, A.O. S. Croce e Carle, 12100 Cuneo, Italy
2Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, A.O. S. Croce e Carle, 12100 Cuneo, Italy
DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.063 Vol.17,Issue 3,May 2021 pp.31-41
Submitted: 26 January 2021 Accepted: 04 March 2021
Published: 08 May 2021
Cricothyroidotomy is a lifesaving procedure performed in acute respiratory failure secondary to upper airway obstruction to restore a patent airway. Emergency cricothyroidotomy is considered to be the technique of choice to provide oxygenation to patients in “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate” (CICO) scenario. In this study, we describe and discuss indications, different techniques and complications of cricothyroidotomy performed for establishing an airway in the emergency setting from a multidisciplinary point of view.
Cricothyroidotomy; Emergency; Airway; CICO
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