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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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.
Group G (n=32): the PLMA (The Laryngeal Mask Company, UK) was inserted using a Gum Elastic Bougie with rounded ends (Portex Tracheal Tube Introducer, Portex Ltd, UK) (Figure 1).
Gum Elastic Bougie guided insertion of Proseal[TM] laryngeal mask airway is superior to digital and introducer tool techniques.
The use of a gum elastic bougie in combination with a videolaryngoscope.
Interestingly, all these groups used non-guided techniques for insertion and it is likely that success rates would have been higher and airway morbidity less if guided techniques, such as the use of a gum elastic bougie (9), had been used.
However, another method of insertion has recently been described by Brimacombe (2), which involves passing a gum elastic bougie though the drain tube (Figure 1), passing the tip of the bougie into the oesophagus using a laryngoscope (optional) and then sliding the ProSeal into the lower pharynx using the bougie as a guide.
Gum elastic bougies and Magill forceps are very useful in airway management and decrease the need of elective tracheostomy in oral cancer patients.