Author(s): Hall CE, Shutt LE
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Abstract Nasotracheal intubation offers the head and neck surgeon more scope for surgical manoeuvre in operations of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and also the neck. Concern over the complications of using this route of intubation and lack of training may be limiting its use. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy, benefits of using nasal vasoconstrictors and attention to technique are prerequisites to maintaining the skill. This article reviews each of these topics and aims to encourage the appropriate use of nasotracheal intubation in current practice.
This article was published in Anaesthesia
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research