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The introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to keep it open, especially into the larynx to ensure the passage of air.



the introduction of a special tube into the larynx through the mouth for the purpose of eliminating respiratory disruption in burns, certain traumas, severe spasms of the larynx, laryngeal diphtheria, and acute, rapidly resolvable (for example, allergic) laryngeal edemas. Intubation may sometimes replace tracheotomy. In order to avoid the danger of asphyxiation, the tube is usually withdrawn and the patient transfers to normal respiration.

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Its length is sufficient to allow nasal intubation.
Magill's forceps may be needed, especially for nasal intubations
Laryngoscopy and Magills assisted nasal intubation tried but could not be accomplished due to narrow space in the oral cavity.
Pathological changes associated with short-term nasal intubation.
Blind nasal intubation may be tried but restricted head and neck positioning and the possibility of nasal bleeding which can completely obscure any further instrumentation.
Blind nasal intubation was classified as difficult if more than five attempts were necessary or if the procedure failed.
It is notable that newer devices (rigid fibreoptic devices, light wand) and alternative techniques, such as blind nasal intubation, were infrequently selected.
Other methods of airway management including endotracheal intubation using a rigid laryngoscope under general anesthesia, awake blind nasal intubation and awake fiberoptic intubation have been reported, but with disappointingly frequent failures.
Fibreoptic nasal intubation in children with anticipated and unanticipated difficult intubation.
The era of fibreoptic laryngoscopy has changed difficult intubation techniques and blind nasal intubation is becoming a rare event, and a technique of the past.