nasotracheal intubation

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na·so·tra·che·al in·tu·ba·tion

tracheal intubation through the nose.
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nasotracheal intubation

The insertion of an endotracheal tube through the nose and into the trachea. Unlike orotracheal intubation, the tube is passed “blindly” without using a laryngoscope to visualize the glottic opening. Because this technique may be used without hyperextension of the neck, it is used in patients suspected of having cervical spinal trauma or known to have oral lesions. Endotracheal tubes inserted nasally need to be of smaller diameter than those inserted orally.


Endotracheal tubes frequently irritate the nasopharynx, and can cause both bleeding (on insertion), and sinusitis.
See: endotracheal intubation
See also: intubation
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to compare conventional nasotracheal and fibreoptic nasotracheal intubation in view of changes in Heart rate, Systolic blood pressure, Diastolic blood pressure, Sp[O.sub.2] and EtC[O.sub.2] levels, associated complications and to compare the time required to achieve successful intubation with fibreoptic and conventional technique.
3) Intubation time (time taken from inserting the fibreoptic scope to confirmation of nasotracheal intubation).
Fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation: incidence and causes of failure.
All patients undergoing elective surgery and with the requirement of nasotracheal intubation in Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand, from July 1,2017 to December 1, 2017, were enrolled.
Material and Methods: Respiratory compromise in five cases of an a plastic thyroid carcinoma were managed by nasotracheal intubation. Following intubation a planned tracheostomy was carried out.
Facilitated blind nasotracheal intubation in paralysed patients with temporomandibular joint ankylosis.
Only one animal study involving pigs (Huang, Tseng, Lee, Yeh, & Lai, 2009) examined nasotracheal intubation's effects on the nares.
pneumoniae nosocomial sepsis required nasotracheal intubation, second- or third-line antibiotics and steroids, these differences were not statistically significant.
Endotracheal intubation is generally used; however, sometimes nasotracheal intubation through the use of flexible fiber optic is fundamental.
All study subjects were operated under general anesthesia with blind nasotracheal intubation or fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation.
Somewhat less common is tracheal intubation through the nose, also known as nasotracheal intubation. Here the endotracheal tube is passed through the nose and larynx (past the vocal folds) into the trachea.