Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 3, Issue 4 | Research Article | Open Access

Bevelling of Tracheal Stents and T-Tubes: How do we do it?

Murari Kaimal, Chaitanya Gadepalli and Gadepalli C*

Department of ENT, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

*Correspondance to: Gadepalli C 

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Managing airway in tracheal stenosis is challenging and it sometimes requires stenting, to maintain patency. One of the most popular devices used in maintaining the patency of the tracheal lumen are Montgomery® T-tubes and stents. They are soft and can be cut to size. One of the limitations a trimmed stent are tip granulations due to sharp edges. A simple and effective method of minimizing the same is possible by beveling the ends of the tube. We propose a novel and innovative solution using commonly available sharpener, with a resultant evenly beveled edged tube. The method is both safe and easily replicable with a global scope for implementation.


Stents; Tracheal stenosis; Airway management; Complications; Beveling; T-tube; Granulations


Kaimal M, Gadepalli C, Gadepalli C. Bevelling of Tracheal Stents and T-Tubes: How do we do it?. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;3(4):1095.

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