Airway

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--102

Pilot tube misadventure during submental intubation - A new twist to the story!


Khaja Mohideen Sherfudeen1, Ramu Ganesan2, Senthil Kumar Kaliannan3, RP Ravichandran1 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Muthumeenakshi Hospitals, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muthumeenakshi Hospitals, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kauvery Hospitals, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Khaja Mohideen Sherfudeen
Muthumeenakshi Hospitals, Pudukkottai - 622 001, Tamil Nadu
India

The technique of submental intubation provides a secure airway and an unobstructed surgical field for adequate reduction and fixation of panfacial fractures. Procedural complications during submental intubation such as surgical difficulty, bleeding, flexometallic tube damage, migration of flexometallic tube, obstruction of flexometallic tube are well known. We faced a new problem during submental intubation because of the pilot tube which formed a loop inside the submental tunnel.


How to cite this article:
Sherfudeen KM, Ganesan R, Kaliannan SK, Ravichandran R P. Pilot tube misadventure during submental intubation - A new twist to the story!.Airway 2019;2:100-102


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Sherfudeen KM, Ganesan R, Kaliannan SK, Ravichandran R P. Pilot tube misadventure during submental intubation - A new twist to the story!. Airway [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];2:100-102
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