Nasotracheal tube wire support: a safety device in maxillofacial surgery technical note after five years of experience

  • Fernando Melhem Elias Divisão de Odontologia do Hospital Universitário da USP
  • Fábio Ricardo Loureiro Sato Departamento de Cirurgia Oral e Maxilofacial do Hospital da Cruz Vermelha
  • Flávio Wellington da Silva Ferraz Divisão de Odontologia do Hospital Universitário da USP
Keywords: Surgery, Oral, Anesthesiology, Intubation.

Abstract

A well fixed endotracheal tube is essential for safety during general anesthesia. In maxillofacial surgeries, securely fixing a nasotracheal tube in place has always been problematic. The aim of this article is to describe a simple but effective technique to fasten the nasotracheal tube using a wire support that allows a full range of head movement without interference in the surgical field. During the last 5 years, this device was successfully used in almost two hundred patients with very few complications.

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Published
2014-03-31
How to Cite
Elias, F., Sato, F., & Ferraz, F. (2014). Nasotracheal tube wire support: a safety device in maxillofacial surgery technical note after five years of experience. Autopsy and Case Reports, 4(1), 59-61. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.%y.81212
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Article / Clinical Case Report