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Tracheal rupture from incorrect positioning of endotracheal tube.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1295426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Significant ischaemic tracheal damage from endotracheal intubation is uncommon when the lateral wall pressure exerted by the cuff does not exceed the mean capillary perfusion pressure of the mucosa. This is facilitated by the modern endotracheal tubes with high-volume-low-pressure cuffs. We report a case of tracheal rupture due to an incorrectly positioned softcuffed tube. The need to review tube position radiologically and to make immediate adjustment cannot be overemphasised.
L Y Yam; Y P Tai; K S Wong; M K Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-12     Completed Date:  1993-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Enbucrilate / administration & dosage
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / radiography,  therapy*
Subcutaneous Emphysema / radiography,  surgery
Trachea / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
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