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Correspondence  |   December 1998
Foreign Body in the Trachea Originated from the Inner Wall of the Univent[registered sign] Tube 
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  • Deputy Manager; International Department; Fuji Systems Corporation; 23-14 Hongo 3-Chome; Bunkyo-ku; Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   December 1998
Foreign Body in the Trachea Originated from the Inner Wall of the Univent[registered sign] Tube 
Anesthesiology 12 1998, Vol.89, 1596. doi:
Anesthesiology 12 1998, Vol.89, 1596. doi:
In Reply:-Fuji Systems Corporation originally supplied the Univent[registered sign] tube with the 15-mm connector detached to allow anesthesiologists the option of cutting the tube to a shorter length.
We have noted that most anesthesiologists do not cut the length of the Univent[registered sign] tube; therefore, we have already decided to supply the Univent[registered sign] tube with the 15-mm connector attached.
This has been implemented to all units from the July production.
The complication Dr. Harioka writes about is a rare instance that will be remedied when the connector comes attached to the Univent[registered sign] tube.
Shin Nakatani
Deputy Manager; International Department; Fuji Systems Corporation; 23-14 Hongo 3-Chome; Bunkyo-ku; Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
(Accepted for publication April 7, 1998.)