DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20150590

Huge adult cystic hygroma: anaesthesia challenge

Rachana Chabaria

Abstract


Cystic hygroma is a rare lymphatic tumor, uncommonly seen in adults. We report a case of woman aged 55 years, who presented with a huge cystic swelling causing difficulty in neck movements. Huge neck swelling distorting the anatomy poses a challenge for securing the airway. The airway was secured with orotracheal intubation with help of a bougie after general anaesthesia, shifting the swelling off the midline by an experienced anaesthesiologist. Appropriate preoperative airway assessment, meticulous planning anticipating difficulty and simple manoeuvres, can ease intubation.

Keywords


Cystic hygroma, Difficult airway, Rigid bronchoscopy

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