Application of the mizus endotracheal obturator in tracheostomy and tentative extubation

Steve M. Audenaert, Christopher L. Montgomery, Donna Slayton, Robin Berger

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A variety of catheters, stylets, and obturators have been used to assist with problems in airway management. Obturators specifically designed for airway use are now available in different sizes. The pediatric-size obturators (2.2 mm diameter) can be placed into the airways of most patients without apparent respiratory impairment. Use of these obturators to preserve a path to the airway is described in cases of tracheostomy and tentative extubation. The advantages and disadvantages inherent in the use of such obturators are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991


  • Complications, endotracheal intubation
  • equipment, tracheostomy, obturators
  • surgery, tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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