Draping for neck surgery requiring endotracheal tube manipulation

C L Dalton, P J Clamp, G C Porter

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-8
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour


  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Neck
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Drapes

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