Improved technique for inserting a T tube in patients with subglottic stenosis

Ryoichi Kato, Teruhisa Kobayashi, Masazumi Watanabe, Masafumi Kawamura, Koji Kikuchi, Koichi Kobayashi, Tsuneo Ishihara

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An improved method for inserting a silicone T tube through a tracheostomy stoma in patients with subglottic stenosis is presented. A silicone T tube is pulled into the trachea with a catheter that is inserted into the tracheostomy stoma, advanced through the stenotic subglottic space, and pulled out the mouth. A cone-shaped dilator is placed beforehand at the proximal end of the vertical limb of the T tube to facilitate the passage of that end through the stenotic subglottic space. This method was used in 4 patients with good results. We suggest this technique be tried when attempts to insert a T tube by the usual method fail, as it can be performed under local anesthesia without special instruments and is technically easy.

ジャーナルThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
出版物ステータスPublished - 1991 2


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Kato, R., Kobayashi, T., Watanabe, M., Kawamura, M., Kikuchi, K., Kobayashi, K., & Ishihara, T. (1991). Improved technique for inserting a T tube in patients with subglottic stenosis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 51(2), 327-329.