The role of ultrasound in appropriate endotracheal tube size selection in pediatric patients.

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Altun D., Orhan-Sungur M., Ali A., Ozkan-Seyhan T., Sivrikoz N., Camci E.

Paediatric anaesthesia, vol.27, pp.1015-1020, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pan.13220
  • Journal Name: Paediatric anaesthesia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1015-1020
  • Keywords: child<age, endotracheal tube, measurement, tube size, ultrasound, TRACHEAL TUBES, SUBGLOTTIC DIAMETER, SMALL CHILDREN, ANESTHESIA, AIRWAY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the success of ultrasound in pediatric patients in determining the appropriate sized cuffed endotracheal tube and to compare the results with conventional height-based (Broselow) tape and age-based formula tube size.