It is made out of flexible silicone and is useful in a wide range of situations.
Its apical end is progressively enlarged, in this way the anterior edge maintains contact with the base of the tongue, while the posterior one rests on the pharyngeal wall. In that way, the saliva is stored in the oropharynx leading to oesophagus, preventing the maceration of the tissues and avoiding the aspiration of the saliva towards the airway.
A nasoenteral tube for feeding can be inserted through the Laryngeal Tube.
- Fístulas secundarias a laringectomía, radioterapia, afecciones neoplásicas e ingesta de cáusticos.
- Fístula orocutáneas o faringeocutáneas, traumáticas.
- Cirugía oncológica de cabeza y cuello.
- Estenosis esofágica.
- Carcinoma de esófago.
The introduction of the pharyngeal tube should be done under general anaesthesia. It can be cut up to the length that is considered appropriate for the case. A laryngoscope will be used to have convenient access to the larynx and adequate vision. With the help of a hypopharyngoscope and a long forceps, take the tube by its distal end to lead it into the oesophagus, until the proximal cup is at the laryngeal level. Previous oesophageal dilatation may be necessary. After its introduction it can be fixed with a percutaneous point.
Perform a periodic check-up carried out by the physician.
The product should not be reused because this can cause cross contamination.