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Emergency cricothyrotomy for trismus caused by instantaneous rigor in cardiac arrest patients

Title
Emergency cricothyrotomy for trismus caused by instantaneous rigor in cardiac arrest patients
Authors
Lee, Jae HeeJung, Koo Young
Ewha Authors
정구영
SCOPUS Author ID
정구영scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
ISSN
0735-6757JCR Link
Citation
vol. 30, no. 6
Publisher
W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS
Abstract
Instantaneous rigor as muscle stiffening occurring in the moment of death (or cardiac arrest) can be confused with rigor mortis. If trismus is caused by instantaneous rigor, orotracheal intubation is impossible and a surgical airway should be secured. Here, we report 2 patients who had emergency cricothyrotomy for trismus caused by instantaneous rigor. This case report aims to help physicians understand instantaneous rigor and to emphasize the importance of securing a surgical airway quickly on the occurrence of trismus.
DOI
10.1016/j.ajem.2011.04.004
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