T-shaped tubing connected to an endotracheal tube; used to deliver oxygen therapy to an intubated patient who does not require mechanical ventilation.
A T-tube is a silicone stent for the trachea with an external limb.
What does it do? This stent provides airway support for patients with a tracheal stenosis to allow the trachea to heal and avoid the need for a long term tracheostomy tube.
provide spontaneously breathing intubated patients with supplementary oxygen during transport and in the recovery room