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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Fellow Case Report Slide: Cardiothoracic Surgery |

Endoluminal Repair of a Post-Intubation Tracheal Laceration

Benoit Bibas, MD; Ricardo Terra, MPH; Paulo Pêgo-Fernandes, PhD
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University of São Paulo, Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):43A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.050
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Cardiothoracic Surgery

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

INTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic laceration of the trachea is a direct complication of endotracheal intubation, percutaneous tracheostomy or rigid bronchoscopy, with an incidence of 0.05% to 0.5%. High-risk situations include emergency intubation, unskilled personnel, use of a stylet during intubation, manipulation of the tube with blocked cuff and the use of high-pressure cuffs.

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