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Per-Operative Kinking of a Reinforced Endotracheal Tube: An Unforeseen Complication

Author(s): Geeta Ahlawat | Savita Saini | Karampal Singh | Punam Raghove | Jatin Lal

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 13;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Reinforced endotracheal tube | Tube kinking | Obstruction | Oromaxillary surgery

Reinforced tubes are routinely used in Oro-maxillary surgeries. In spite of its advantages, any intra-operative deformity in reinforced tubes can at times lead to occlusion of a patent airway. To change this tube intraoperatively with distorted oral anatomy could be an anaesthetic challenge.
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