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Nasotracheal tube wire support: a safety device in maxillofacial surgery technical note after five years of experience

Fernando Melhem Elias; Fábio Ricardo Loureiro Sato; Flávio Wellington da Silva Ferraz

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Abstract

A well fixed endotracheal tube is essential for safety during general anesthesia. In maxillofacial surgeries, securely fixing a nasotracheal tube in place has always been problematic. The aim of this article is to describe a simple but effective technique to fasten the nasotracheal tube using a wire support that allows a full range of head movement without interference in the surgical field. During the last 5 years, this device was successfully used in almost two hundred patients with very few complications.
 

Keywords

Surgery, Oral, Anesthesiology, Intubation

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01/13/2016

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