An alternative technique for esophageal intubation with a semirigid funnel-shaped tube, cuffed to act as a cover for sharp ends and functions as a flutter valve, is a simple and somewhat safer procedure which avoids many postoperative complications, such as aspiration and esophageal perforation.
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