Spritztube tracheal cannula

Spritztube, patented by Med Europe Srl, is a sterile device with silicone body. It is equipped with 2 distinct inflating cuffs. The distal cuff for esophagus occlusion  is filled with 10 cc of air and the 60 cc proximal one is used to maintain the cannula stable and in place for the supraglottic ventilation during the fiberscope intubation procedure.

Cannula application

With the patient’s head in a neutral position, perform the oropharyngeal introduction of the device: hold the tube like a pen with your dominant hand and with the help of the other hand insert the tube in the oral cavity, push it along the soft palate until you reach the right depth (the level indicator on the tube’s proximal end lies between the teeth). Such depth corresponds to the distal cuff sitting above the esophagus and the proximal one in the supraglottic position.