Cylinder & Anesthesia Machine
Blind nasal intubation is indicated in:
Nasal intubation is indicated for:
a. Fracture mandible, quinsy, Ludwig's angina where mouth opening is not possible because of pain but once anaesthesia is given laryngoscope can inserted and tube can be guided to larynx under visualization.
b. Surgery in oral cavity.
c. Awake intubation.
d. Elective procedure in ICU where intubation is required for prolonged period (nasal tube is better tolerated by patient).
In TM ankylosis mouth opening is absent, so laryngoscopy is not possible even after giving anaesthesia! intubation is blind all the way.