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Prediction of Endotracheal Tube Size Using a Printed Three-dimensional Airway Model in Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: a Prospective, Single-center, Single- Group Study

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Id: NCT04814888

Organisation Name: Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: September 3, 2019

Last Update: March 24, 2021

Lead Sponsor: Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital

Brief Summary: To determine the correct size of endotracheal tubes (ETT) for endotracheal intubation of pediatric patients is no menial task. Although new methods have been investigated to determine ETT size, and the three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has been successful in the field of surgery, there are not many studies in the field of anesthesia. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of a 3D airway model for prediction of the correct ETT size, and compare the results with a conventional age-based formula in pediatric patients. : Thirty five pediatric patients under 6 years of age who were scheduled for congenital heart surgery. In the pre-anaesthetic period, the patient's computed tomography (CT) images were converted to STL files using the 3D conversion program. An FDM type 3D printer was used to print 3D airway models from the sub-glottis to the upper carina. ETT size was selected by inserting various sized cuffed-ETTs to a printed 3D airway model.

  • Congenital Heart Disease

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