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

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

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ARWY.ARWY_18_19

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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.

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