Airway management in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Fauzia Anis Khan

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Traumatic brain injury has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Early establishment and maintenance of airway is critical as mortality increases in patients who suffer hypoxia. This review discusses the prehospital and intraoperative management of airway in these patients. The current practices and controversies regarding the use of tracheal tubes versus other means of maintaining the airway in prehospital management, indications of tracheal intubation, choice of anaesthetic drugs for induction, hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation, role of tracheostomy, as well as principles of extubation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAirway Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319085784
ISBN (Print)3319085778, 9783319085777
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Airway
  • Extubation
  • Head injury
  • Head trauma
  • Hemodynamic response
  • Intubation tracheal
  • Prehospital care
  • Tracheostomy
  • Traumatic brain injury


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