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Draping for neck surgery requiring endotracheal tube manipulation

  • C L Dalton (a1), P J Clamp (a2) and G C Porter (a3)

Abstract

During airway surgery, the anaesthetist may be required to manipulate or withdraw the endotracheal tube. Traditional surgical head drapes often make access to the tube difficult, therefore limiting control of the airway and risking de-sterilisation of the surgical field. We report a new method of draping for major neck operations that permits easy access to the endotracheal tube while maintaining sterility of the operative field.

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Address for correspondence: Mrs C L Dalton, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Leighton Hospital, Crewe CW1 4QJ, UK E-mail: clucydalton@doctors.org.uk

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Draping for neck surgery requiring endotracheal tube manipulation

  • C L Dalton (a1), P J Clamp (a2) and G C Porter (a3)

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