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February 1971


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Department of Anesthesiology Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn 55901

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(2):221. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060307027

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We appreciate Dr. D. W. Benson's comments about our paper entitled "Vocal Cord Paralysis With Endotracheal Intubation." His warnings about the potential dangers of stiff, high-pressure plastic cuffs are well founded and meaningful. In our series the cuffs were fluted rubber, low pressure, and separately applied to the tubes. Obviously, if the cuffs are truly the cause of these episodes of vocal cord dysfunction, the low-pressure rubber models also merit concern and careful attention.

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