Fluoroscopy-guided removal of a bitten endotracheal tube in an adult sheep

06 Jul 2018

Lipiski, M., Fleischmann, T., Sauer, M., Cesarovic, N.

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A 60 kg female white alpine sheep accidentally bit its endotracheal tube during the recovery phase after an experimental surgical intervention. The distal tube portion had slipped down the trachea and was no longer visible in the laryngeal opening. The distal tube part could be recovered rapidly under fluoroscopic guidance using endoscopic forceps. The remaining recovery time was uneventful and the animal was able to complete the study with no complications.