Video-assisted orotracheal intubation in mice

Alessandro Vergari, Angelo Polito, Marco Musumeci, Sergio Palazzesi, Giuseppe Marano

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Abstract

Orotracheal intubation in mice is a complicated technique because of the peculiar oropharyngeal anatomy and the difficulty in visualizing the laryngis aditus. Here we report a new and simple method for rapid endotracheal intubation by using a small bore, straight fibre-optic arthroscope. Under endoscope-assisted visualization of the laryngis aditus, a polyethylene cannula, inserted on a guide-wire in order to facilitate the introduction of the tip across the vocal cords, was advanced in the trachea. The success rate of intubation was 100%. We were also able to re-intubate the mice 4 and 8 weeks later without any major complications. We conclude that this method can be easily and safely used for studies where controlled pulmonary ventilation is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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Intubation
Arthroscopes
endoscopes
Pulmonary Ventilation
trachea (vertebrates)
fiber optics
Intratracheal Intubation
Vocal Cords
Endoscopes
mice
Polyethylene
cannulas
Trachea
wire
rapid methods
polyethylene
Anatomy
lungs
methodology
Cannula

Keywords

  • Mice
  • Tracheal intubation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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Vergari, A., Polito, A., Musumeci, M., Palazzesi, S., & Marano, G. (2003). Video-assisted orotracheal intubation in mice. Laboratory Animals, 37(3), 204-206. https://doi.org/10.1258/002367703766453047

Video-assisted orotracheal intubation in mice. / Vergari, Alessandro; Polito, Angelo; Musumeci, Marco; Palazzesi, Sergio; Marano, Giuseppe.

In: Laboratory Animals, Vol. 37, No. 3, 07.2003, p. 204-206.

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Vergari, A, Polito, A, Musumeci, M, Palazzesi, S & Marano, G 2003, 'Video-assisted orotracheal intubation in mice', Laboratory Animals, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 204-206. https://doi.org/10.1258/002367703766453047
Vergari, Alessandro ; Polito, Angelo ; Musumeci, Marco ; Palazzesi, Sergio ; Marano, Giuseppe. / Video-assisted orotracheal intubation in mice. In: Laboratory Animals. 2003 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 204-206.
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