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.