Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 314–316 | Cite as

Self-Retaining Decompression Stent

  • T. R. MarimallappaEmail author
  • Preethi Bhat
Technical Note



Decompression of odontogenic cysts is valuable in large cysts involving vital structures and cysts in pediatric and geriatric age-groups. The use of red rubber catheters, nasopharyngeal airways, intravenous tubing, nasal cannula tubing, and tuberculin syringes has been reported in catheterization of odontogenic cysts. These methods require some means of securing them to the tissues, like suturing or the use of screws.

Materials and Methods

We propose a new technique of making a self-retaining decompression stent from pediatric endotracheal tube.


The technique is simple and effective.


Decompression Cyst Stent 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Patient Consent

Informed and written consent was taken.

Ethical Standard

Institutional ethical board committee clearance was obtained.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Human and Animals Rights

This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed Consent

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


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySri Siddhartha Dental College and HospitalTumkurIndia

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