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A new endotracheal tube for carbon dioxide and KTP laser surgery of the aerodigestive tract



A new endotracheal tube for carbon dioxide and KTP laser surgery of the aerodigestive tract



Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 108(1): 96-99



We have tested the fire-resistance of a new endotracheal tube designed for use in laser surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract. This Teflon/metallic-wrapped silicone tube seems capable of withstanding occasional, accidental pulsed laser impact at power settings used clinically (1 to 10 watts) without fire. On rare occasions when continuous mode is used, the tube seems capable of withstanding at least several seconds of continuous irradiation at clinical power settings without igniting. When used with other recommended safety procedures, this tube should minimize the risk of endotracheal tube fire from accidental laser impact.

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PMID: 8437882

DOI: 10.1177/019459989310800115


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