Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive CareJournal Country: Pakistan ISSN: 1607-8322 ISSN E: 2220-5799 Type of Publication: Case Reports Category: Aged, Humans, Type of Research: Clinical Keywords: Health Systems,Airway Management ,Intubation ,Intubation, Intratracheal
Although the use of endotracheal tube for airway control during percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy provides better airway seal, it also carries the risk of damage to cuff from the needle.
This report highlights a case where the guide wire entered the trachea after traversing the cuff without associated air leak. Use of a [tug test] allowed detection of the cuff impalement by the guide wire
Mark Howes ,Santhana Kannan ,Miriam Namih ,
Unusual case of guide wire traverse of endotracheal tube cuff during percutaneous tracheostomy,
Anaesth. Pain Intensive Care. 2015;
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