Novel use of neonatal cuffed tracheal tube to occlude tracheo-oesophageal fistula

Authors

  • Lev Greemberg MD,

    1. Division of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Centre, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel
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  • Allan Fisher MB, ChB, FRCA,

    1. Division of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Centre, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel
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  • Ana Katz MD

    1. Division of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Centre, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel
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DrL.Greemberg Division of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Centre, PO Box 151, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel

Summary

The use of a cuffed tracheal tube is described to occlude the leak through a tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) in a neonate and prevent gastric dilatation during positive-pressure lung ventilation.

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