Anesthetic management of a patient presenting with huge neck lymphatic cyst

Neeta Santha, Preethi Dhamotharan, Sheikh Gulam Osmani

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Lymphatic cyst in the cervical region presents a great challenge to the anesthesiologist. The anesthetic difficulties are because of the extension of the cyst, difficult airway, postoperative respiratory obstruction, and coexisting anomalies. The management of such patients depends on direct communication between the surgeon and anesthesiologist. We hereby present a case of a 53-year-old male presenting with lymphatic cyst of the cervicothoracic region with dysphagia and dyspnea, posted for direct laryngoscopy and biopsy under general anesthesia. Awake fiberoptic intubation was done in this patient successfully in spite of totally distorted airway anatomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of African Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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