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The purpose of tracheotomy is to obtain secure airway for difficult airway management and long-term lung ventilation. Tracheotomy is an invasive procedure with the possibility of severe complications, but it is the last choice for difficult airway management. To perform tracheotomy is difficult in patients with anatomically distorted trachea, screened trachea by mass, fibrosis or adhesion and obesity. We report the experience of successful tracheotomy in the patient of severely distorted airway due to previous surgeries with the aid of the light illumination of fiberoptic bronchoscope. (Korean J Anesthesiol 2006; 50: 319~21)