Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 392–394 | Cite as

Simplified Technique to Change the Endotracheal Tube from Nasal to Oral Cavity

  • Vivekanand S. KattimaniEmail author
  • Meka Sridhar
  • Taj Nizam Shakeel Shaik
Technical Note


We introduce modified nasal to oral tube switch technique for modified alar cinching to prevent alar flare after orthognathic and nasal corrective surgeries. The technique is beneficial to prevent alar flare. Modified alar base cinching is effective in patients with modified tube switch technique. It increased positive results. The technique of tube switch is effective in prevention of alar flare. We suggest multi center randomized studies to know the technical difficulties of tube switch for cinching.


Alar flare Alar cinch Endotracheal tube Nasal surgery Modified tube switch Orthognathic surgery 



The authors thank Dr. Srinivas Chakravarthi, Dr. L. Krishna Prasad, Dr. Pavan Kumar, Dr. Nagesh, Dr. P. Ranjit Kumar, Dr. P. Raja Satish, Dr. K. Phani Kumar, Dr. Anand Vijay, Dr. Prudhvi Raj for their constant support and encouragement during the study period.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivekanand S. Kattimani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meka Sridhar
    • 1
  • Taj Nizam Shakeel Shaik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySIBAR Institute of Dental SciencesGunturIndia

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