Management of a perforated endotracheal tube during orthognathic surgery.

@article{Baker1988ManagementOA,
  title={Management of a perforated endotracheal tube during orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Carol S Baker and Shinichi Kora and Adel R Abadir},
  journal={Anesthesia progress},
  year={1988},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={158-9}
}
Oral and maxillofacial procedures require nasotracheal intubation that often obscures the anesthesiologist's direct vision of the surgical field. Premature extubation of a damaged endotracheal tube frequently requires replacement and poses a potential risk to the patient. This case illustrates a technique for replacing a damaged endotracheal tube using a nasogastric tube inserted within the damaged tube to suction secretions, insufflate oxygen, and serve as a guide for placement of a new… CONTINUE READING