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Tracheal foreign body after laser supraglottoplasty: a hidden but risky complication of an aluminum foil tape-wrapped endotracheal tube.
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PMID:  20934755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Wrapping of the endotracheal tube with aluminum foil tape can prevent laser-beam-induced ignition of the tube during laryngoplasty. However, this modified endotracheal tube may pose complications. Two newborn infants had a portion of the foil tape trapped in their trachea after extubation from laser supraglottoplasty. One infant was totally asymptomatic. The other infant's symptoms were masked by the concurrent tracheomalacia. Both residual tapes were radiolucent on chest radiographs. Flexible endoscopy was the suitable and safe modality for an accurate diagnosis and immediate retrieval of the residual tapes in one session.
Wen-Jue Soong; Yu-Shen Lee; Yen-Hui Soong; Pei-Chen Tsao; Chia-Feng Yang; Mei-Ji Jeng; Yu-Yun Peng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1432-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC.
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