Alternate Names : Intubation - endotracheal
Endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea), through the mouth or the nose. In most emergency situations it is placed through the mouth.
See also: Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy
Why is the Test Performed?
Endotracheal intubation is done to open the airway to give oxygen, medication, or anesthesia, and to help with breathing.
It may also be done to remove blockages (foreign bodies) from the airway or to allow the doctor to get a better view of the upper airway.
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