Audible Leak Test Called Accurate Measure for Tracheal Tube
The audible leak test is a reliable method for verifying appropriate tracheal tube sizes in infants and children, according to a recent study.

“Checking for audible leak is a common practice to rule out a tight-fitting tracheal tube in infants and children,” said Madhankumar Sathyamoorthy, MD, study author and assistant professor of pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson. “But, interestingly, there are not many studies that investigate the accuracy or the reliability of the test.”