For those who received sEMG biofeedback, electrodes were placed over the cricothyroid
muscle, although the arrangement was not specified.
As general acceptance of cricothyroidotomy has grown, so too has the controversy between leaving the cricothyroid
portal until decannulation versus conversion to a tracheostomy for continued airway access following stabilization of the trauma patient.
puncture in the assessment of equipment for postoperative oxygen therapy.
The scalpel technique was performed as follows: 1) Identification of the cricothyroid
space followed by transverse skin incision using a number 15 scalpel blade; 2) Palpation of the cricothyroid
membrane (CTM) followed by transverse incision through the CTM using the same scalpel blade; 3) Insertion of a 6.
Cricoarytenoid and cricothyroid
joint injury: Evaluation and treatment.
After sterile preparation, we palpate the thyroid cartilage and identify the cricothyroid
It is important to note that the recurrent laryngeal nerve crosses the K-J space as it enters inferolaterally to the cricothyroid
joint, and therefore careful dissection in this area is necessary to avoid nerve injury (figure, B).
Three cases of post-extubation stridor due to suspected laryngospasm are described in which a small dose of lignocaine injected intra-tracheally, through the cricothyroid
membrane, produced rapid and effective relief of stridor with no early recurrence or side-effects.
A 20-year-old man with Morquio syndrome (Type IV mucopolysaccharidosis) had had a tracheostomy only possible via the cricothyroid
membrane to bypass obstruction at the laryngeal inlet caused by infiltration of glycosaminoglycan.
A small horizontal midline skin incision was made at the level of the cricothyroid
The thyroid becomes involved via anterior spread through the cricothyroid
membrane, and tracheal invasion occurs via caudal extension of the tumor.
A needle inserted into the trachea via the cricothyroid
membrane permitted successful intermittent jet ventilation with oxygen.