gum elastic bougie


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gum elastic bougie

A small, flexible instrument used to locate the trachea. It is used as an intubation aid, esp. when intubation with standard techniques is difficult.
See also: bougie
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I have read the comments by Xue et al and I agree that the gum elastic bougie should not be inserted too deeply or too shallowly.
Outright failure of insertion occurred in one child (age four months, weight 8 kg) in whom insertion failed despite attempts using the metal introducer and 'railroading' the PLMA over a gum elastic bougie.
Where a gum elastic bougie is used, failure to rotate the endotracheal tube 90[degrees] anti-clockwise before approaching the larynx may cause impingement and trauma to the arytenoid.
Recently, Gum Elastic Bougie (GEB) guided PLMA insertion has been described (1,2), which avoids impaction at the back of the mouth.
Pharyngeal wall perforation--an unusual complication of blind intubation with a gum elastic bougie.
Possible solutions include inserting the ETT in a horizontal plane and rotating it back to the vertical once it has passed the flange of the GlideScope[R] (2), using a gum elastic bougie as an introducer (5), or inserting the ETT first and advancing it past the base of the tongue before inserting the GlideScope[R].