Pathways through the nose for nasal intubation: a comparison of three endotracheal tubes.

@article{AhmedNusrath2008PathwaysTT,
  title={Pathways through the nose for nasal intubation: a comparison of three endotracheal tubes.},
  author={A Ahmed-Nusrath and Jeffrey Leighton Tong and Jason E Smith},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={269-74}
}
BACKGROUND In nasotracheal intubation, there are two main pathways in the nostril through which the endotracheal tube may pass. The lower pathway lies along the floor of the nose underneath the inferior turbinate. The upper pathway lies above the inferior turbinate, just below the middle turbinate. The lower pathway may be considered to be the safer route as it is located away from the middle turbinate and cribiform plate. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the… CONTINUE READING
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