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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 495363, 3 pages
Case Report

Visual Diagnosis: Pediatric Airway Emergency

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

Received 8 December 2011; Accepted 19 January 2012

Academic Editors: E. Kagawa and V. Papadopoulos

Copyright © 2012 Bobby Desai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of a potentially difficult airway emergency in a pediatric patient. After presentation, we briefly review critical differences between pediatric and adult airways and management of the airway during these emergencies.