Rohini Aggarwal1, Tim Holzmann2, Govind Tol3 and Chaitanya Gadepalli1*
1Consultant ENT, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
2Consultant Intensive Care, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
3Consultant Anaesthesiology, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
*Corresponding Author: Chaitanya Gadepalli, Consultant ENT, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.
Received: February 01, 2020; Published: February 07, 2020
Introduction: Ankylosing spondylosis is a chronic inflammatory condition leading to multiple organ involvement. Cervical spine involvement leads to fixed flexion deformity posing difficulty in accessing anterior neck and airway. We describe a technically difficult tracheostomy in a patient with fixed flexion deformity of neck due to ankylosing spondylitis.
Method: Description of the case report, importance of using computer tomography scanning and three-dimensional modelling and technique of surgical tracheostomy.
Conclusion: Safe tracheostomy can be performed in difficult to access anterior neck by a multi-disciplinary approach.
Keywords: Ankylosing Spondylitis; Tracheostomy
Citation: Chaitanya Gadepalli., et al. “Difficult Tracheostomy in Fixed Flexed Neck due to Ankylosing Spondylitis: How we did it?". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.3 (2020): 03-06.
Copyright: © 2020 Chaitanya Gadepalli., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.