Submental intubation: an alternative to short-term tracheostomy

Anaesth Intensive Care. 2000 Apr;28(2):193-5. doi: 10.1177/0310057X0002800212.


Surgeons, anaesthetists and intensivists need to be reminded of an alternative to tracheostomy in the management of patients with severe maxillofacial injuries. The technique and indications for submental intubation are described.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods*
  • Maxillofacial Injuries / surgery*
  • Neck
  • Punctures
  • Tracheostomy