oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Letter to the editor
|Article Title||Letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||J.C. Dureja, A. Thakur and N. Kad|
|Publication Date||Apr 2009|
The requirement for anaesthesia services in the MRI suite are increasing, and require that the anaesthetic equipment is adequate to ensure patient safety, is MRI compatible, and has a negligible effect on image quality. The pilot balloon valve of a conventional endotracheal tube (ETT), and the pilot balloon springs of oral RAE tubes and some laryngeal mask airways have been implicated in MRI degradation. A twenty-five-year old male patient was operated on for haemoperitoneum. Intra-operatively, the surgeons were unable to locate and control the bleeding. They therefore closed the abdomen after packing the abdominal cavity.
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