paper published

2016-02-07 10.30.32 pm

This case report resulted from a very unexpected complication during a study to evaluate a new type of supra-glottic airway device (v-gel) in rabbits. I struggled to place a traditional orotracheal tube in a rabbit, later confirming that there was faecal matter in the oropharynx which was obstructing intubation. This was a very surprising and previously unreported (as far as we are aware) complication of intubation. The long author list reflects the collaborative nature of this project (we are still analysing data from the full project) employing a range of specialist skills.