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Tracheal agenesis: a rare cause of unsuccessful tracheal intubation during resuscitation.
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PMID:  21901957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Tracheal agenesis is a rare congenital airway anomaly that usually results in a fatal outcome. The diagnosis is usually made through post-mortem examination. In the current literature, there has been no reported long-term survival although a few reports claimed prolongation of life of several hours to days. This condition is commonly associated with premature birth, polyhydramnios and a male predominance. In 90% of the cases, it is associated with multiple cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract anomalies which are incompatible with life. We report a case of a premature newborn with severe respiratory distress, absent cry and cyanosis soon after birth. Attempts at endotracheal intubation failed as it was no possible to negotiate the tube beyond the vocal cords. Needle cricothyrotomy and attempted tracheostomy also failed to secure the airway. The diagnosis was confirmed at post-mortem examination.
A Mazita
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-09-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.
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