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Modified endotracheal tube: emergency alternative to paediatric tracheostomy tube.
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PMID:  21486520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background:In an emergency, the non-availability of a conventional paediatric tracheostomy tube is a therapeutic challenge for the attending surgeon.Objective:To describe a simple alternative to a paediatric tracheostomy tube for use in an emergency situation.Method:Case report of a 14-year-old boy who developed tracheomalacia following partial cricotracheal resection for subglottic stenosis. As a suitably sized tracheostomy tube (with a long narrow segment) was not available, an endotracheal tube was modified and used successfully. Details of the modification, and a relevant literature review, are also discussed.Conclusion:In the paediatric age group, when an appropriately sized tracheostomy tube is not available, a modified endotracheal tube is a simple temporary alternative; this may be especially useful in an emergency.
M Kurien; R Raviraj; J Mathew; I Kaliaperumal; S Ninan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Speech and Hearing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.
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