Diagnostic utilities of tracheal ultrasound and USB-endoscope for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement: A cadaver study

Sanri E., Akoglu E. U., KARACABEY S., VERİMLİ U., AKOĞLU H., Sehirli U., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.36, no.11, pp.1943-1946, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.02.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1943-1946
  • Keywords: Endotracheal intubation, Cadaver, Tracheal ultrasonography, Fiberoptic bronchoscopy, Borescope, USA-endoscopy, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, INTUBATION, POSITION, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, VERIFICATION, METAANALYSIS
  • Marmara University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Confirmation of the endotracheal tube placement (CoETP) has the utmost importance in the management of an airway. Visualization of tracheal rings or carina with a fiber-optical bronchoscope (FOB) has considered to be a reliable method for the CoETP. However, FOB is expensive, time-consuming, and not always practical. Inexpensive endoscopic USB-cameras were shown to aid intubation successfully and reliably. On the other hand, there have been no studies investigating their use for the CoETP. Tracheal ultrasonography (TUS) is also a new, inexpensive and widely available alternative. A cadaver study has planned to evaluate the diagnostic utility of TUS and a USB-camera.