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Tracheal tube cuff perforation during ventriculoatrial shunt procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16427532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of tracheal and endotracheal tube cuff perforation that occurred intraoperatively during a ventriculoatrial shunting procedure for a patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Unusual tracheal anatomy and technique were contributory factors. Use of noninvasive imaging devices to guide the intraoperative placement of catheters may avoid many of the complications related to anatomy, skill, and technique. The method of diagnosis, prevention, and management is discussed.
Pavithra Ranganathan; Jung T Kim; Igor Muntyan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-23     Completed Date:  2006-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / methods*
Equipment Failure
Heart Atria
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Intraoperative Complications / etiology
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*
Trachea / abnormalities,  injuries*,  radiography

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