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Old problem new approach- malposition of tracheostomy tube in patient with anatomical deformity

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Vanita Ahuja ,

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Assistant Professor
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh,
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Deepak Thapa,

IN
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Associate Professor
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care
Government Medical College and Hospital
Sector 32,Chandigarh,
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Dheeraj Kapoor,

IN
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Assistant Professor
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care
Government Medical College and Hospital
Sector 32, Chandigarh,
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Navneet Kumar,

IN
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Postgraduate student
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care
Government Medical College and Hospital
Sector 32, Chandigarh,
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Ravinder Kaur

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Associate Professor
Department of  Radiodiagnosis
Government Medical College and Hospital
Sector 32,Chandigarh,
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Abstract

The size of the tracheostomy tube (TT) in relation to the airway should be guided by the underlying anatomical deformity. The optimal choices in tracheostomy tube selection in such patients are not defined. This case report describes some discernible issues involved in the management of a patient with restrictive lung disease due to severe kypho-scoliosis with type II respiratory failure admitted in the ICU of our institution. Computed tomography (CT) scan was instrumental in measuring the infragottic length and diameter of trachea. This expedited the weaning process of patient and her discharge from ICU.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5093

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5093
How to Cite: Ahuja, V. et al., (2013). Old problem new approach- malposition of tracheostomy tube in patient with anatomical deformity. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 21(2), pp.74–75. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i2.5093
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Published on 15 Jun 2013.
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