Endotracheal tubes ETT are wide-bore plastic tubes that are inserted into the trachea to allow artificial ventilation. Tubes come in a variety of sizes and have a balloon at the tip to ensure that gastric contents are not aspirated into the lungs. Adult tubes are usually approximately 1 cm in diameter. Tubes have a radiopaque strip within them so that they are visible on radiographs.
Simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax in adults
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Jump to navigation. Air that collects between the lung and the chest wall the pleural space is described as a pneumothorax. A pneumothorax may be caused by trauma or lung disease, but sometimes it happens spontaneously and has no obvious cause. When this happens, the lungs cannot expand properly, making it difficult to breathe effectively.
An ear infection sometimes called acute otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Because ear infections often clear up on their own, treatment may begin with managing pain and monitoring the problem. Sometimes, antibiotics are used to clear the infection. Some people are prone to having multiple ear infections.
The eustachian tube, or auditory tube, connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx which is the upper part of the throat behind the nose. The tube is situated just above the floor of the middle ear and has triangular to oval shaped opening at both ends. Bone, cartilage, and fibrous tissue makes up the eustachian tube.