Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology



Leonardo de Andrade Reis; Guilherme Frederico Ferreira dos Reis; Milton Roberto Marchi de Oliveira; Leandro El Bredy Ingarano

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JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As situações de via aérea difícil expõem o anestesiologista à necessidade de rápida atuação, muitas vezes necessitando de dispositivos complementares para garantir a permeabilidade destas vias. Porém muitos destes dispositivos são dispendiosos e necessitam treinamento para seu emprego. É apresentado aqui dispositivo simples, descartável e que pode ser confeccionado pelo próprio anestesiologista, tornando-o ferramenta de baixo custo: o bougie. CONTEÚDO: O bougie consiste de introdutor que, inserido na traquéia, ajuda a orientar a introdução da cânula traqueal. Por ser ferramenta simples, de fácil manipulação e de baixo custo, mostra-se extremamente útil nas situações de via aérea difícil inesperada. CONCLUSÕES: O bougie mostrou-se uma valiosa ferramenta no arsenal anestesiológico, estando bem indicado num amplo espectro de situações.




BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Difficult airways require fast action by the anesthesiologist often requiring complementary devices to ensure patent airways. However, several of those devices are expensive and require training in order to be used. The bougie, a simple and disposable device can also be manufactured by the anesthesiologist, making it a low cost tool. CONTENTS: Bougies are composed of one introducer that when inserted in the trachea helps orienting the introduction of the tracheal tube. It is a simple tool, easy to use, low in cost, and has been shown to be very useful in unexpected difficult airways. CONCLUSIONS: The bougie has shown to be a valuable tool in the armamentarium of the anesthesiologist, and it is indicated in a wide range of situations.




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