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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 7 ( July, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Modified Technique of Percutaneous Tracheostomy Using Borescope Camera: A Case Series

Mohd Mustahsin, Amit Srivastava, Jay Manchanda, Ravi Kaushik

Keywords : Bronchoscopy, Hypercapnia, Hypoxia, Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy

Citation Information : Mustahsin M, Srivastava A, Manchanda J, Kaushik R. Modified Technique of Percutaneous Tracheostomy Using Borescope Camera: A Case Series. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (7):881-883.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24265

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a routinely performed procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU). Bronchoscopy guidance is recommended which requires expertise to use it, and also it is not readily available in all ICUs. Moreover, it can lead to carbondioxide (CO2) retention and hypoxia during the procedure. To overcome these issues, we are using a waterproof 4 mm borescope examination camera in place of a bronchoscope which allows continuous ventilation, and real-time images of the tracheal lumen can be viewed on a smartphone or a tablet during the procedure. These real-time images can be transmitted wirelessly to a control room where experts can monitor and guide the junior staff performing the procedure. We are reporting successful use of the borescope camera during PDT.

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