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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 313-315

Anesthetic management of a patient presenting with huge neck lymphatic cyst

Department of Anaesthesia, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Neeta Santha
Department of Anesthesia, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
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DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_52_20

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Lymphatic cyst in the cervical region presents a great challenge to the anesthesiologist. The anesthetic difficulties are because of the extension of the cyst, difficult airway, postoperative respiratory obstruction, and coexisting anomalies. The management of such patients depends on direct communication between the surgeon and anesthesiologist. We hereby present a case of a 53-year-old male presenting with lymphatic cyst of the cervicothoracic region with dysphagia and dyspnea, posted for direct laryngoscopy and biopsy under general anesthesia. Awake fiberoptic intubation was done in this patient successfully in spite of totally distorted airway anatomy.

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