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Extremely rare case of anterior tracheal rupture following endotracheal intubation

Authors:

Upayangani Fernando ,

District General Hospital, Vavuniya, LK
About Upayangani
Medical officer in anaesthesiology
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Jayasundara Mudiyanselage Ramitha Jayasundara

District General Hospital, Vavuniya, LK
About Jayasundara Mudiyanselage
Consultant Anaesthetist
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Abstract

Tracheal rupture is a very rare complication of endotracheal intubation and anterior tears become extremely rare. It is associated with potentially devastating complications which increases perioperative mortality and morbidity. We report a young maternal patient who sustained an anterior tracheal tear complicated with subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, bilateral tension pneumothoraces and two episodes of peri arrest.  We emphasize on it's risk factors, importance of early diagnosis and practical approach of  management. She was conservatively managed in a general ICU and had a successful outcome without sequelae.

How to Cite: Fernando, U. and Ramitha Jayasundara, J.M., 2019. Extremely rare case of anterior tracheal rupture following endotracheal intubation. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(2), pp.160–162. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v27i2.8403
Published on 25 Jul 2019.
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