A secure method of nasotracheal tube fixation using an infant feeding tube

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Dilli, NCT, India
Anesthesia & Analgesia (Impact Factor: 3.47). 12/2004; 99(5):1352-4; table of contents. DOI: 10.1213/01.ANE.0000134801.87404.3F
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A well secured endotracheal tube is very essential for the safe conduct of anesthesia. In maxillofacial surgeries, providing secure fixation of the nasotracheal tube has always been a problem. We have used an infant feeding tube that goes around the nasal septum for the fixation of the nasal endotracheal tube. This method of securing the nasotracheal tube does not hinder the surgical access, is well tolerated by patients, and is safe.

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