Endotracheal tube rupture, accidental extubation, and tracheal avulsion: three airway catastrophes associated with significant decrease in leak pressure

R. M. Spear, R. A. Sauder, D. G. Nichols

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Abstract

We report three unusual, catastrophic cases in which a significant decrease in leak pressure around a tracheal tube was noted before the discovery of the ultimate airway problem. A brief review of potential causes of a decrease in leak pressure is included and management of these difficult cases is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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