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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

Overview

Epiglottitis requires urgent endotracheal intubation to protect the airway. Ideally, this should be performed in the theater by an experienced anesthesiologist or respiratory therapist, with otolaryngologist back-up in case of failed intubation.[1] If intubation fails, tracheotomy is required.

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Surgery and Device Based Therapy

Epiglottitis requires urgent endotracheal intubation to protect the airway. Ideally, this should be performed in the theater by an experienced anesthesiologist or respiratory therapist, with otolaryngologist back-up in case of failed intubation.[1] If intubation fails, tracheotomy is required.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Achong MR (1979). "Respiratory tract infections in adults". Can Fam Physician. 25: 1189–93. PMC 2383214. PMID 21297792.

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