Improved metal endotracheal tube for laser surgery of the airway.

@article{Hirshman1980ImprovedME,
  title={Improved metal endotracheal tube for laser surgery of the airway.},
  author={C. Hirshman and D. Leon and D. Porch and E. Everts and J. Smith},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1980},
  volume={59 10},
  pages={
          789-91
        }
}
The hazard of fire and tracheal bums during laser microsurgery is well re~ognized.'-~ While plastic or red rubber endotracheal tubes wrapped with aluminum foil are generally adequate, improvements are needed for three reasons. First, the aluminum foil does not always adequately adhere to the tube and may loosen and separate, obstructing the a i r w a ~ . ~ Second, the unwrapped cuff on the foil-wrapped endotracheal tube is easily ignited when directly hit with the laser beam.', Third, foil… Expand
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