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How does nasal intubation work exactly ?

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Dr. David Astrachan
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In brief: Tube in nose

The endotracheal tube is put in through the nose instead of through the mouth.
This is done in cases where the surgery being performed would be hindered by having a tube in the mouth. The anesthesiologist decongests the nose vigorously and uses a smaller tube to avoid trauma and bleeding.

In brief: Tube in nose

The endotracheal tube is put in through the nose instead of through the mouth.
This is done in cases where the surgery being performed would be hindered by having a tube in the mouth. The anesthesiologist decongests the nose vigorously and uses a smaller tube to avoid trauma and bleeding.
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