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Sudden endotracheal tube block in a patient of Achalasia Cardia.
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PMID:  22869952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Endotracheal tube block due to various mechanical causes such as mucous, blood clot, denture, and ampoules have been reported. A patient of achalasia cardia with chronic passive aspiration pneumonitis developed mucoid mass in the respiratory passage which dislodged during the surgical procedure. The episode occurred almost an hour after induction of anesthesia and the dislodged mucoid mass blocked the lumen of endotracheal tube, leading to hypoxia and impending cardiac arrest. However, the patient was salvaged by replacing the tube.
Authors:
Ajit Gupta; Kishor; Vinit Kumar Thakur; Arvind Kumar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  2231-2730     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-07     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2014-01-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516972     Medline TA:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-3     Citation Subset:  -    
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