Anatomy and physiology of the airway Naoki YAMAGUCHI 1 , Yasuhiro NORISUE 1 1Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center pp.625-632
Published Date 2019/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.3102200678
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Maintenance of the airway is one of the most important procedures in emergency medicine. To maintain the airway, you need to know the anatomy and physiology of the airway, and the effects of the head and neck position on ventilation and laryngoscopy. In this column, we will review the anatomy and physiology of the airway, consider the effect of various head and neck positions on airway patency and the laryngoscopic view, and then discuss the ideal position to maintain the airway. We will also discuss the ideal position for obese patients who often have a difficult airway.

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