Chapter 19. Is there a Difference Between the Obstetric and Non-obstetric Airway?

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Eric Goldszmidt

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch19

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Goldszmidt, E. (2005) Is there a Difference Between the Obstetric and Non-obstetric Airway?, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343



  • obstetric and non-obstetric airway;
  • obstetric patients;
  • difficult endotracheal intubation;
  • airway assessment;
  • failed intubation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Population-based studies

  • Quality of studies

  • Incidence of dif.cult endotrachealintubation

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions