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Upper Airways Tract in Emergency Settings

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Upper airways emergencies are a wide range of critical medical conditions encumbered by high mortality in both adults and children.

Individual situations and the degree of airways involvement feature different scenarios: healthcare providers dealing with the management of these emergent situations should be capable of quickly identifying the problem and to plan an appropriate intervention in a limited time.

Prompt assessment and efficient intervention is often pivotal to avoid fatal complications.

Here we describe some of the most common upper airways emergencies and suggest some indications about the management of these life-threatening situations.

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Cristina, D., Damarco, F. (2022). Upper Airways Tract in Emergency Settings. In: Bissacco, D., Settembrini, A.M., Mazzari, A. (eds) Primary Management in General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery. Springer, Cham.

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