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After 2-jaw surgery, difficulty in breathing through the mouth and the nose is common due to nasal airway obstruction, intraoral bleeding, and sometimes maxillomandibular fixation. A partially withdrawn nasotracheal tube can be used economically with equal efficacy to the nasopharyngeal airway to provide supplemental oxygen after 2-jaw surgery.

Keywords: Orthognathic surgery; Nasal trumpet; Nasopharyngeal airway; Endotracheal tube; Airway management
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