Friday, May 1, 2015

Q: Why Murphy eye is considered to be an essential part in endotracheal tube (ETT)?

Answer: The Murphy eye, which is actually a side hole between the cuff and the tip of the ETT, was introduced in 1941 by FJ Murphy to avoid complete ETT obstruction by mucus plugs. Other advantages include facilitation of retrograde intubation and to keep the right upper lobe ventilated in case ETT slide down into the right main bronchus.

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