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There is disclosed an endotracheal tube which is collapsed transverse to the longitudinal dimension of the tube for insertion into the trachea of a patient. After the tube is in place, it is expanded to open an unobstructed passageway therethrough. An expandable cuff is provided on the exterior of the tube to afford a seal between the trachea and the tube. The same techniques are applicable to urethral catheters.

Title
Expandable endotracheal or urethral tube
Application Number
5/779068
Publication Number
4141364
Application Date
March 18, 1977
Publication Date
February 27, 1979
Inventor
Jorge Schultze
2550 Morgan Ave., Corpus Christi, 78405
TX, US
Agent
G Turner Moller
IPC
A61M 25/00
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