Tracheal tube cuff inflation as an aid to blind nasotracheal intubation

A. C Van Elstraete, J. H. Pennant, N. M. Gajraj, R. A. Victory

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Abstract

Summary: We have assessed the efficacy of tracheal tube cuff inflation in the oropharynx as an aid to blind nasotracheal intubation in 20 ASA I and II patients undergoing elective oral surgery. The trachea was intubated once using the technique of trachea/tube cuff inflation in the oropharynx and once keeping the trachea/tube cuff deflated throughout the manoeuvre. With the cuff deflated, intubation was successful in nine of 20 (45%) patients; in eight of 20 (40%) it was successful on the first attempt. With the trachea/tube cuff inflated, intubation was successful in 19 of 20 patients (95%), 15 of 20 (75%) of these on the first attempt. The success rates were significantly different (P < 0.01). Times to intubate were not significantly different (P > 0.05). We conclude that, in normal patients, trachea/tube cuff inflation in the oropharynx increases the success rate of blind nasotracheal intubation. (Br. J. Anaesth. 1993; 70: 691-693).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume70
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1993

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Keywords

  • Intubation:blind nasotracheal

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  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
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  • Statistics and Probability
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Tracheal tube cuff inflation as an aid to blind nasotracheal intubation. / Elstraete, A. C Van; Pennant, J. H.; Gajraj, N. M.; Victory, R. A.

In: British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 70, No. 6, 06.1993, p. 691-693.

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Elstraete, A. C Van ; Pennant, J. H. ; Gajraj, N. M. ; Victory, R. A. / Tracheal tube cuff inflation as an aid to blind nasotracheal intubation. In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 1993 ; Vol. 70, No. 6. pp. 691-693.
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