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Cricoid chondronecrosis: a complication of endotracheal intubation.
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PMID:  22435316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Stenosis of the subglottic area is a common complication of endotracheal intubation and external blunt trauma. Chondronecrosis of the cricoid cartilage is a rare but known complication of neck radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma. It has also been reported as a complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation. The clinical and bronchoscopic findings are non-specific and the diagnosis can not be accurately established without surgical evidence or computed tomographic (CT) findings. In addition to technical issues related intubation, multiple anatomic and host factors can contribute to the pathogenesis of this uncommon entity. In this report, we describe the clinical and radiographic findings of a recent case and review the literature. To our knowledge, this is the second case of cricoid chondronecrosis in an adult patient occurring after only a few hours of intubation.
Ahmed A Ali; Yousef Rami Shweihat; Thaddeus Bartter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0004-1858     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ark Med Soc     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503069     Medline TA:  J Ark Med Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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