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Endotracheal Intubation in Mice via Direct Laryngoscopy Using an Otoscope
 

Endotracheal Intubation in Mice via Direct Laryngoscopy Using an Otoscope

Article DOI: 10.3791/50269
April 5th, 2014

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Summary April 5th, 2014

We have developed a simple, reliable, and relatively inexpensive method for endotracheal intubation in mice via direct laryngoscopy using an otoscope with a 2.0 mm speculum. This technique is atraumatic and can be used for repeated measurements in chronic experiments. We find it superior to tracheostomy or previously reported nonsurgical techniques.

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