Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare hereditary disorder causing neck stiffness, ankylosis of temporomandibular joints, and severe restrictive respiratory dysfunction due to progressive heterotopic ossification of the connective tissue. Herein, we report a case of successful airway and anesthesia management using a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in a 51-year-old man with FOP undergoing partial bone resection of the right greater trochanter of the femur. Although general anesthesia with awake fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation has been described as the gold standard, HFNC may yield another potentially viable option for patients undergoing a surgical procedure that does not involve the airway.
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- General Medicine