Post Burn Contracture Neck- An Anaesthetic Challenge

Post Burn Contracture Neck- An Anaesthetic Challenge

  • Archna Sharma Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Manish Kumar Sharma Resident, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, HPGDC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Keywords: Fibreoptic bronchoscope, Difficult airway, Local anesthesia, Post burn contracture, Endotracheal intubation


Burn contractures may results in poor quality of patient’s life. It can be associated with loss of articulation, cosmetic disfigurement and psycho- logical changes. This case report describes the airway management of the post burn contracture patient which involves her face, neck and upper part of chest, presented for contracture release and skin grafting. For this patient, awake limb of difficult airway algorithm was selected. She was intubated with the help of fiberoptic bronchoscope while she was awake. This technique is considered as gold standard for difficult airway management. With thorough preoperative assessment, meticulous preoperative preparation, team work and due precautions taken, these cases can be managed successfully. Also, alternative plans should be ready if plan A fails.


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Sharma, A., & Sharma, M. K. (2021). Post Burn Contracture Neck- An Anaesthetic Challenge. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 10(4), 9-12. Retrieved from