Blind Naso-Endotracheal Intubation

Mwangi CM1 MBChB, MMed, Koech K2 BDS, MDS, Kabetu C2 MBS, MBChB, MMed.

1-Anaesthesia Section, Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi,

2-Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.



Correspondence to: Dr Caroline Mwangi, P.O. Box 19676-00202,KNH, Nairobi. Email:





Patients with ‘difficult endotracheal intubation’ may present for elective or emergency surgery. We present a case of a 29 year old female patient who required general anaesthesia for resection of a large mandibular osteosarcoma where the blind nasoendotracheal intubation technique was used


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