Nasotracheal Intubation Guided with the Bonfils Retromolar Fiberscope Introduced Into the Oral Cavity
Introduction. Among the various devices available for airway management, one of them stands out: the retromolar Bonfils fiberscope. The Bonfils has proven to be effective and easy to use, besides being non-traumatic and useful in patients in whom direct laryngoscopy is unsuccessful, in patients with cervical trauma, limitation of mouth opening and intubation with the patient awake.
Methodology. This case report describes the oral Bonfils-guided nasotracheal intubation technique, successfully accomplished in 19 patients.
Conclusions. The experience obtained with this device in over 300 oral intubations leads us to believe that the Bonfils retromolar fiberscope is ideal and superior to the conventional laryngoscope for the routine management of the airway.
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