Seldinger technique for nasal intubation: a case series

Ron O. Abrons, Ryan A. Vansickle, Jean Pierre P. Ouanes

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Nasotracheal intubation can be both challenging and traumatic, especially in cases of atypical anatomy. We present a series of 3 such cases in which an endotracheal tube introducer (bougie) was used to facilitate successful, atraumatic, nasotracheal intubation via Seldinger technique. The technique described can guide a nasotracheal tube through narrow nasal passages, small pharyngeal spaces, and past acute laryngeal approach angles, all without transoral manipulation of the tube. The technique is easy to perform, uses a routine skill set, and can be advantageous in numerous clinical scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Bougie
  • Intubation
  • Magill forceps
  • Nasal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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