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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2004;36(2): 166-167.
Intubation Difficulty in Patient with Pseudoankylosis of Temporo-mandibular Joint after Pterional Craniotomy.
Dong Hun Kang, Jae Chan Park, Si Oh Kim, In Suk Hamm
1Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. jparkmd@hotmail.com
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors report on a severe case of pseudoankylosis of the temporo-mandibular(TM) joint following a pterional craniotomy and the intubation difficulty encountered in the second surgery. Preventive and therapeutic aspects in addition to the clinical pitfalls of the case are discussed.
Key Words: Intubation; Laryngeal mask airway; Pseudoankylosis; Pterional craniotomy; Temporalis; Temporo-mandibular joint
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