Rapid and accurate tracheal intubation in rabbits is challenging. It requires skill and is a technically demanding procedure. Visualisation of a normal capnography trace is widely considered the most objective indication of a correct orotracheal intubation, especially with blind intubation and small tidal volumes. This case report describes how a large defect in the oesophageally dislocated endotracheal tube led to misleading positive capnography signal.
- respiratory physiology
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Contributors IC has preformed anaesthesia and drafted the manuscript. AR supervised anaesthesia, critically revised the manuscript and gave important intellectual input.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data availability statement Data are available upon request.
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