During upper airway surgery ventilation may remain uneventful as long as the airway is open. Unfortunately, typical complications like difficult airways or (suddenly) obstructed airways may occur, leaving the use of an endotracheal small bore catheter or even cricothyrotomy as a final solution for ventilation. In combination with conventional jet ventilation this severely increases the risk on barotrauma.
The Expiratory Ventilation Assistance (EVA) technology, facilitating expiration, enables full ventilation through small bore lumens in cases involving critically obstructed upper airways and it strongly reduces the risk on barotrauma. Moreover, it creates additional working space for the surgeon during an upper airway surgery, for example a tumor resection.
The below video will give you an example hereof:
Our ventilation device Ventrain, which contains the patented EVA technology, is able to provide full ventilation of a difficult airway during upper airway surgery. Since Ventrain can be connected to both transtracheal catheters and small bore endotracheal catheters, it can be used in different scenarios:
The following examples are encapsulated in the diagram above.
Ventilation with Ventrain during upper airway surgery combines the physical advantages of small bore lumens with the ventilation benefits of Ventrain:
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