This innovative stylet for endotracheal tubes from RadLyn, LLC of Ohio, is designed to simplify entrance of the tube into the laryngeal inlet. In some circumstances, such as complicated anatomy or adducted vocal cords, the “crude” end of the endotracheal tube can catch up and prevent the passage. The RadLyn Stylet is designed to overcome these problems:
It has a soft, tissue-dilating tapered balloon incorporated onto a shapeable guide-tip that extends from the front end of the ETT.
The RadLyn Stylet is placed inside the ETT and stabilized between the inflated dilating balloon and a unidirectional endcap. The flexible guide-tip and the rest of the Stylet can be shaped as desired to facilitate insertion and placement of the ETT.
The stylet’s narrow guide-tip slips easily through the glottic opening while the tapered balloon further opens the tissue to the diameter of the ETT. A smooth, easy passage of the ETT into the airway is achieved. The new RadLyn Stylet offers greater intubation capabilities without any change in technique or the need for assistance.