Yilbas AA et al. Experience with Tritube and Flow-Controlled Ventilation During Airway Surgery. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2021;49(3):269-270.

The authors describe a series of clinical cases involving Evone and Tritube to facilitate upper airway surgery in difficult airway patients. First, Tritube was successfully used in a patient requiring emergency surgery for debulking of a massive laryngeal mass which obstructed nearly 80% of the tracheal lumen. Second, Tritube was uniquely used for both airway management and tracheal dilatation in a patient with progressive dyspnea upon tracheal resection surgery, avoiding the need for tracheotomy. The third case describes an obese patient scheduled for uvulopalatoplasty due to severe obstructive sleep apnea. In all patients intubation with Tritube was uneventful, and ventilation of patients using Evone resulted in adequate respiratory parameters. The authors highlight the advantage of Tritube to allow ‘sufficient ventilation through a continuously secured airway without an increased risk on barotrauma.’