Airway Compromisation

Pathological processes, which can compromise an airway might develop rapidly.

Example 1

Upper airway burns: a mildly hoarse voice may quickly progress to airway obstruction and the need for an emergency surgical airway.

Example 2

Penetrating injuries to the neck: can cause a rapidly expanding haematoma which may compress the airway.

 Do not miss out on the opportunity to intervene early before the airway becomes critical.
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