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1.  Unsuspected Failure of Nasotracheal Intubation 
Anesthesia Progress  1986;33(5):245-246.
This report describes a patient with a clinically normal airway who could not, even with the aid of a fiberoptic bronchoscope, be intubated nasotracheally. Failure was due to a large bony prominence projecting anteriorly into the nasopharynx from the body of the first cervical vertebrae. This bony prominence deflected both the endotracheal tube and fiberoptic tube anterolaterally such that they could not be aligned with the glottic opening for passage into the trachea. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of “failure” of nasotracheal intubation associated with this anatomic abnormality.
PMCID: PMC2177476  PMID: 3465261
2.  Fracture of the Anterior Maxillary Alveolar Ridge with Laryngoscopy 
Anesthesia Progress  1986;33(6):303-305.
The following case report describes a patient who suffered an anterior maxillary alveolar ridge fracture resulting from difficult laryngoscopy and intubation. An unfortunate sequelae of this injury was the loss of two maxillary central incisors due to persistent mobility despite long term dental stabilization. To the authors' knowledge, fractures involving the premaxilla have not been reported as a complication of laryngoscopy and intubation.
PMCID: PMC2148555  PMID: 3468815

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