Management of the difficult pediatric airway with Shikani Optical Stylet™

Mohanad Shukry, Ryan D. Hanson, Joseph R. Koveleskie, Usha Ramadhyani

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The airways of children with many craniofacial and mandibulofacial malformations often present unique challenges to the anesthesiologists. We report the application of Shikani Optical Stylet™ (SOS) in facilitating the tracheal intubation of four children with history of difficult airway management. The SOS combines the benefits of the lightwand and fiberoptic bronchoscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 18 2005


  • Fiberoptic bronchoscope
  • Intubation, difficult
  • Lightwand
  • Shikani Optical Stylet
  • Syndrome: Treacher-Collins, Goldenhar, Pierre-Robin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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