A new method of orotracheal intubation in mice

Alessandro Vergari, Ferdinando Rodola', Luciano Frassanito, B Gunnella, M Musumeci, S Palazzesi, Ia Casalinuovo

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Abstract

A new method of orotracheal intubation in mice is described. After intraperitoneal induction of anaesthesia, 36 male animals, belonging to common laboratory strains, have been intubated with the aid of a straight, small bore arthroscope, connected to a video-camera. After the insertion of a guide wire of appropriate size across the vocal cords, a polyethylene (PE) cannula has been introduced over it as an endotracheal tube. Success rate has been 100% both in first intubations and in re-intubations; all procedures have been performed in a mean time of about 3 min. Post-mortem examination of mice did not show any significant damage to upper airway mucosae related to the technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • endotracheal intubation
  • mice

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