Anatomy and ultrastructure of the piercing-sucking mouthparts and paraglossal
sensilla of Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
Alternative methods of accessing the larynx include use of a Miller blade via the paraglossal
5 using right paraglossal straight blade laryngoscopy with the aid of an intubating stylet.
The airway may be secured with direct laryngoscopy, paraglossal straight blade laryngoscopy, fibreoptic bronchoscopy or tracheostomy1.
We were able to secure the airway using right paraglossal straight blade laryngoscopy in this case and strongly recommend this technique for anaesthetists inexperienced with fibreoptic technique.
The use of paraglossal straight blade laryngoscopy in difficult tracheal intubation.
Despite straight blades causing less laryngoscopic force and torque on the base of the tonguu9, we used the straight blade with the paraglossal
technique 6, and found the view no better than the Macintosh blade placed behind the lingual tonsil.
The purpose of this study was to determine if laryngoscopy using a Miller blade with a paraglossal approach would yield an improved view of the larynx compared to that obtained with a Macintosh blade using the standard approach.
Direct laryngoscopy using the Miller blade and paraglossal approach, afforded a much-improved view of the larynx in the majority of cases.
Key Words: laryngoscopy, larynx, blades, paraglossal
We examined our ability to perform tracheal intubation using the Miller blade and the paraglossal approach.
The null hypothesis states that the percentage of the vocal cords visible when performing laryngoscopy with the Miller blade and paraglossal approach is comparable to that observed when using the Macintosh blade.