volume 27, issue 3, P396-397 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.743969
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Abstract: In asleep-awake-asleep anaesthesia, removal and reinsertion of endotracheal tubes are associated with significant difficulty and risk. To overcome this, an oesophageal naso-pharyngeal catheter was developed. Its sealed distal end is placed in the oesophagus via the nose and the proximal end is connected to a ventilator or breathing circuit. For anaesthesia, the distal end balloon is inflated to seal the oesophagus and the larger proximal balloon is inflated to seal the naso- and oro-pharyngeal cavities. Ventil…

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