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Montgomery T-tube

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Definition

noun

A tube in the shape of a T that functions as a tracheal stent as well as a functional airway, especially after laryngotracheal surgery.


Supplement

The Montgomery T-tube was first used in the early 1960s. It is n excellent tool for the treatment of endotracheal disease. The tube is placed with its long limb inserted in the trachea while the short limb is projecting through a tracheotomy stoma.

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