A literature review since 1970 of failed obstetric intubation at Cesarean delivery under general anesthesia reveals some themes. Some salient features that emerged were the increasing tendency to continue GA usually with supraglottic airways, especially second generation devices like the ProSeal LMA.
The conflicting priorities of urgency, safety, maternal and fetal wellbeing make the decision on how to proceed difficult. Front of neck airway scenarios were sparse, but they are often done too late. There is surprisingly no data on videolaryngoscopy use in this review.