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. The child underwent tracheal intubation.
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).
The use of a gum elastic bougie in combination with a videolaryngoscope.
This involved (1) obtaining the best possible view of the hypopharynx with a Macintosh laryngoscope blade, (2) inserting a gum elastic bougie with its straight end first through the hypopharynx into the proximal 5 cm of the oesophagus and (3) railroading the ProSeal LMA along its drain tube into the pharynx.
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.