A fibre—optic endoscope used for nasal intubation

  title={A fibre—optic endoscope used for nasal intubation},
  author={P. Murphy},
Blind nasal intubation is a manoeuvre of undoubted value in circumstances where a direct view of the glottis is difficult or impossible but even diligent practice will not guarantee that the anasthetist will be able to pass a tube in this way in a desperate situation where time is pressing. Repeated thrusts with the endotracheal tube may tear the mucosa or excite glottic spasm. The development of sophisticated fibre-optic endoscopes which carry their own flexible illuminating and viewing… Expand
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