Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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The Lateral Position Improved Airway Patency in Anesthetized Patient With Burn-Induced Cervico-Mento-Sternal Scar Contracture

Young-Chang P. Arai 1 , * , Jun Kawanishi 1 , Yoshikazu Sakakima 1 , Koichi Ohmoto 1 , Akihiro Ito 1 , Yuki Maruyama 1 and Tatsunori Ikemoto 2
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1 Department of Surgery, Toki General Hospital, Gifu, Japan
2 Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Aichi Medical University, School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: April 01, 2016, 6 (2); e34953
  • Published Online: March 5, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 22, 2015
  • Revised: December 11, 2015
  • Accepted: January 25, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.34953

To Cite: Arai Y P, Kawanishi J, Sakakima Y, Ohmoto K, Ito A, et al. The Lateral Position Improved Airway Patency in Anesthetized Patient With Burn-Induced Cervico-Mento-Sternal Scar Contracture, Anesth Pain Med. 2016 ; 6(2):e34953. doi: 10.5812/aapm.34953.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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