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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Aurelie Thomas,
Dr Matthew Leach,
Emeritus Professor Paul Flecknell
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Endotracheal intubation was carried out in 11 common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). A commercially available tilting stand and a Miller laryngoscope blade were used to visualize the larynx. Anaesthesia was induced with alphaxalone (10.6 +/- 1.6 mg/kg intramuscularly, followed by 3.2 +/- 1.2 mg/kg intravenously). The diameter of the proximal trachea easily fitted an endotracheal tube made from readily available material (a 12 G over the needle' catheter). Once the tip of the endotracheal tube was at the level of the vocal folds, the tube had to be gently rotated through a 180 angle in order to pass through the larynx into the trachea. Assessment of the dimensions of the larynx and trachea, and comparison with external anatomical features of the animals (n = 10) showed that the length of the trachea could be predicted by multiplying the craniosacral length of the marmoset by a factor of 0.42.
Author(s): Thomas AA, Leach MC, Flecknell PA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Laboratory Animals
Print publication date: 01/01/2012
ISSN (print): 0023-6772
ISSN (electronic): 1758-1117
Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
PubMed id: 22048957
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