Different Solutions for Damaged Nasotracheal Tube during Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case Series

Alba Piroli, Tommaso Cutilli, Ettore Lupi, Franco Marinangeli, Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini
  • Advances in Therapy, May 2019, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s12325-019-00968-9

Damaged tracheal tubes

What is it about?

Especially during maxillofacial surgery, very often the tracheal tube is damaged by the surgeons. This paper describes 2 different typical damages, and the solution for the safety of the patients.

Why is it important?

It is important, especially for inexperienced young anesthetists, to manage rapidly and safely the damage of the endotracheal tube, which is a potential (and frequent) complication of anesthesia, especially in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This case report may help.


Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

This paper should be read by all the young anesthetists trying to improve their abilities and skills in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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