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September 1984

A New Fiberoptic Guide for Endotracheal Intubation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(9):861-862. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140470059019

• An improved method for placement of endotracheal tubes was investigated. A fiberoptic guide is used that transilluminates from within the tube's lumen, permitting one to relate the tube's position to skeletal landmarks. The procedure is safe and was 100% successful in 20 infants in whom the instrument was tried.

(AJDC 1984;138:861-862)