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Heiberg-Esmarch manipulation

Alternative eponyms

  • Esmarch-Heiberg manipulation

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A simple manipulation that can save life by keeping the respiratory passage open in faints, collapse, unconsciousness, anaesthetic episodes etc.

Description

A simple manipulation that can save life by keeping the respiratory passage open in faints, collapse, unconsciousness, anaesthetic episodes etc.
The head is tilted backward and the lower jaw is pushed forward, so that the lower row of teeth is in front of the upper row and the respiratory passage is opened.

Bibliography

  • J. F. A. von Esmarch, E. Kowalzig:
    Chirurgische Technik. Volume II. Leipzig : Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer, 1901.

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