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Endotracheal tube ignition by electrocautery during tracheostomy: case report with autopsy findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1955844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case of upper airway tract fire resulting from the use of electrocautery during elective tracheostomy has significance for surgeons, anesthetists, and forensic pathologists alike. The major autopsy findings are described and illustrated. Suggestions that may help to prevent or minimize the risk of fire in this context are reviewed.
E O Lew; R E Mittleman; D Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-02     Completed Date:  1992-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1586-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Inhalation / etiology*,  pathology
Electrocoagulation / adverse effects*
Epiglottis / pathology
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Larynx / pathology
Lung / pathology
Respiration, Artificial
Trachea / pathology

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