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LETTER TO EDITOR  
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 220
Pediatric transesophageal echocardiography probe holder


1 Department of Anesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Date of Web Publication12-Apr-2018
 

How to cite this article:
Kashyap C, Soori R. Pediatric transesophageal echocardiography probe holder. Ann Card Anaesth 2018;21:220

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Kashyap C, Soori R. Pediatric transesophageal echocardiography probe holder. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 18];21:220. Available from: http://www.annals.in/text.asp?2018/21/2/220/229931




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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during cardiac surgeries is nowadays routinely practiced in many institutions. After the initial TEE evaluation under anesthesia, examination of the heart is then often done to rule out or diagnose complications during untoward situations or after repair. TEE examination is usually not performed while on cardiopulmonary bypass, needs to be switched off to prevent continuous heating up of the probe and the heaviness of the probe itself prevents continuous evaluation of the heart. The probe needs a holder to be held securely in these situations. Various TEE probe holders have been invented and come into practice.[1],[2],[3] However, adult echocardiography probes are often hung on the intravenous stand by a sling while not in use. However, pediatric probes are short and cannot be hung similarly. Hence, our technician made a novel pediatric TEE probe holder. The adjustable endotracheal tube holder was modified with the adult arm splint with straps; supported by thermocol and plaster as shown in [Figure 1]. While the velcro of the splint can be used to prevent the probe from slipping, the thermocol over the adjustable tube holder supports the weight of the probe. Furthermore, being malleable, the holder can be adjusted to place in the desired position as shown in [Figure 2]. This can be made easily, is inexpensive, and used conveniently to prevent accidental displacement of TEE probe in pediatric patients.
Figure 1: Pediatric transesophageal echocardiography probe holder with the transesophageal echocardiography probe fastened

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Figure 2: Pediatric transesophageal echocardiography probe holder while the transesophageal echocardiography probe is inserted in situ in a 4-year-old child

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Spiess BD, Bruck DA. Transesophageal echocardiography probe holder. Anesth Analg 1997;85:945.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Brooker RF. Transesophageal echocardiography probe holder. Anesth Analg 1994;79:810.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Michelsen LG. A more simple holder for the transesophageal echocardiography probe. Anesth Analg 1998;86:677.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Soori
C-001, KSHEMA Staff Quarters, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_190_17

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