The Role of Optical Stylets



Optical stylets are versatile airway tools now offered in many different designs that are useful for placing endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and confirming location, either used independently, with laryngoscopes, or with supraglottic airways (SGAs). There are wide variations in optical stylet length, malleability, and light sources. Their only common feature is that they provide imaging through an ETT. As they are passed beyond the vocal cords they all permit tracheoscopy.


Video Screen Bend Angle Tracheal Ring Video Laryngoscope Supraglottic Airway 
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Richard Levitan receives royalties on the FPS Levitan Optical Stylet manufactured and sold by Clarus Medical, Minneapolis, MN.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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