T‐tube modification to decrease the risk of plugging

Albert Gatot, Ferit Tovi, Dan M. Fliss

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Laryngotracheal stenosis is a recognized complication of local injuries, such as prolonged intubation. Surgical reconstruction with the use of a tracheal T‐tube is widely recommended. We report a serious complication consisting of the sudden obstruction of the T‐tube by viscous secretions. In order to prevent this undesirable consequence, a simple modification of the T‐tube technique is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-462
Number of pages2
JournalHead and Neck
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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