Subglottic injury: a clinically relevant animal model.

  title={Subglottic injury: a clinically relevant animal model.},
  author={Nicola A Kelly and Madeline Murphy and Seamus Giles and John D. Russell},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={122 11},
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To develop a clinically aligned, reproducible model for subglottic injury. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized control pilot study. METHODS Juvenile (3-month-old) New Zealand White rabbits underwent intubation with a 3-cm length of an endotracheal tube that was chosen so that there would be no air leak below 20 cm of water. This tube was one or two sizes above the appropriate tube for the animal. It was held in situ with a suture placed at the trachea and secured over… CONTINUE READING