oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Another method to maintain positive-pressure ventilation through the Montgomery® T tube : case study

Volume 19, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



We describe airway management in a patient who had a Montgomery® T tube in situ. The main concern pertaining to these patients is the inadequate depth of anaesthesia and ventilation, in view of loss of volume of air and gases, as well as dilution through the proximal end of the Montgomery® T tube. To circumvent these problems, we describe another method of providing ventilation, through the extraluminal horizontal limb of the Montgomery® T tube by introducing an uncuffed endotracheal tube and minimising the loss of carrier gases to the larynx, together with a review of literature for the same.

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