List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Understanding the ASA difficult airway algorithm; 2. Introducing the difficult airway; 3. Airway assessment; 4. International difficult airway algorithms; 5. Pharmacology of airway management: a minimal synopsis; 6. Airway ultrasound imaging; Part II. Basic Airway Management: 7. Airway management for procedural sedation; 8. Airway management for very brief procedures; 9. Outpatient anesthesia using a supraglottic airway; 10. Tracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy; 11. Videolaryngoscopy: using the GlideScope (R); Part III. The Anticipated Difficult Airway: 12. Awake intubation made easy; 13. Airway management for a supraglottic tumor surgery; 14. Intubation through a bloody airway using a SGA and an Aintree Catheter; 15. Intubation through a supraglottic airway using a video stylet; 16. Double lumen tube in a known difficult airway patient; 17. Airway management for the OSA patient; 18. Management of angiodema and stridor: use of heliox; 19. Airway management for robotic tongue base resection; 20. Ankylosing spondylitis: intubation using a lightwand; 21. Airway Management for laryngeal papillomatosis surgery; 22. Foreign body removal from a child's airway; 23. Airway management in a patient with Pierre-Robin syndrome; Part IV. The Unanticipated Difficult Airway: 24. Unanticipated anterior larynx; 25. Emergency surgical airway; 26. Airway management in a thrombocytopenic parturient for urgent C- section; 27. Airway management of the morbidly obese; 28. Fresh tracheotomy: problems and precautions; Part V. Lower Airway Management: 29. Airway management for advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy; 30. Airway management for subglottic stenosis surgery; 31. Laser, cryosurgery and metallic stent placement for tracheal tumor therapy; 32. Anterior mediastinal mass, silicone stent, and rigid bronchoscopy; 33. Airway management for a large bronchopleural fistula; 34. Airway management in patients with Montgomery T-Tubes; 35. Airway management for tracheoesophageal fistula; 36. Airway management for tracheal resection surgery; Part VI. Special Situations and Airway Emergencies: 37. Airway management of a dyspneic patient with a LeFort fracture; 38. Awake tracheostomy in a stridorous patient; 39. Intubating the combative trauma patient in the emergency department; 40. Airway bleed following partial cordectomy; 41. Airway management in bullous emphysema; 42. Capnogram problems: clinical and technical aspects; 43. Airway management in a patient with an 'uncleared' cervical spine; 44. Adult and pediatric epiglottis; 45. Airway management in aeromedical evacuation; 46. An inhalation induction gone wrong; 47. Intubating the patient with loose teeth; 48. Airway management for Ludwig's Angina; 49. Airway management for an expanding neck hematoma; 50. Tracheal rupture; 51. Double lumen tube for a single lung ventilation; 52. Airway management in lung transplantation; 53. Pulmonary artery rupture; 54. Regional anesthesia in the difficult airway patient; 55. Channel-blade videolaryngoscopy for endotracheal tube exchange in complex clinical situations; 56. Whole lung lavage; Part VII. When the Airway Goes Bad: 57. Unexpected regurgitation and aspiration; 58. Airway fire; 59. Patient with barely visible pneumothorax: problems and precautions; 60. Managing an endotracheal tube cuff leak; 61. Airway management related injuries; 62. Extubation of the difficult airway; 63. Airway management for massive subcutaneous/mucosal emphysema; 64. Fiberoptic-guided airway exchange through supraglottic airway devices; 65. Accidental extubation; Index.