ICD-9-CM 96.0
MeSH D007440

Intubation (sometimes entubation) is a medical procedure involving the insertion of a tube into the body. Patients are generally anesthetized beforehand. Examples include tracheal intubation, and the balloon tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube (a tube into the gastrointestinal tract).[1]

See also


  1. Goodman, RS (1986). "True vocal cord paralysis following entubation". The Laryngoscope. 96 (10): 1170. doi:10.1288/00005537-198610000-00021. PMID 3762294.

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