The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) presents a webinar summarizing the current knowledge on COVID-19 including; testing and personal protective equipment (PPE), discussing the … [Read More...]
CCAS is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.
Question of the Week
During the intubation of a 6 week old undergoing a ventricular septal defect repair, there is difficulty passing the endotracheal tube. After several attempts, only a 2.0 uncuffed endotracheal tube is passed into the trachea without difficulty. After obtaining informed consent, the otolaryngologist performs a direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy and obtains the views demonstrated in the images. What is the MOST LIKELY diagnosis for the difficult intubation in this patient?
B. Complete tracheal rings
C. Vascular ring
D. Tracheoesophageal fistula