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Use of the fibrescope-video camera system for difficult tracheal intubation.

Authors
  • Aoyama, K
  • Takenaka, I
  • Sata, T
  • Shigematsu, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of anaesthesia
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1996
Volume
77
Issue
5
Pages
662–664
Identifiers
PMID: 8957988
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe an alternative technique for difficult intubation using a fibrescope and a video camera system. The fibrescope attached to the video camera was passed nasally, which provided a view of the larynx on the monitor screen. Then the operator inserted a tracheal tube into the trachea orally using a second fibrescope or a stylet under video visual control. This technique permits a view of the tube passing through the vocal cords in patients who present difficulty in intubation.

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