The Use of a Stylet to Aid the Lifting of the Epiglottis Wit
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Abstract
This study involved 154 anesthetized patients requiring endotracheal intubation, in whom the epiglottis was visible but not lifted, which restricted the view of the glottis. A simple stylet was used to lift the epiglottis, thus improving the view of the glottis with the Glide Scope®, allowing tracheal tubes to be inserted into the patients. The stylet easily resolved the difficulty of lifting the epiglottis when using a video laryngoscope, thus facilitating endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing general anesthesia.......

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098390/
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