Authors : Rahmat Omar
Abstract: Foreign bodies inhalation or impaction into the airway are more commonly seen in children as compared to adults. We present the different scenarios of these cases and the photograph taken during the procedure attempted. Our intention is to illustrate how photo-documentation can be made feasible during this acute intervention. Although airway management is far more important, with the cooperation between the anaesthetist and the operating surgeon, this can be made possible. In the case studies illustrated, we have successfully captured the images of the implicated foreign bodies. It was also found that the images taken by using rigid scope has a superior quality as compared to the flexible scopes. The taken photograph is an absolute proof of the impacted foreign bodies and it can be an ideal example for teaching, examination and other education purpose.
Rahmat Omar , 2004. Photographic Technology – The Value of Photo-documentation in Laryngeal Cases: Foreign Bodies Detection In The Airway . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 3: 1184-1186.