A rare case of kinked reinforced endotracheal tube in an intensive care unit: a case report
Reinforced endotracheal tubes (ETTs) are regularly applied in anesthetic practices to prevent compression or kinking. Although these tubes are designed to bend easily and prevent obstruction, they still carry a potential hazard of being obstructed following external forces. In this article, we reported an unusual case in which a reinforced ETT was collapsed due to the patient bite. The patient's bite force on the tube resulted in obstruction, hypoxia, and desaturation. To overcome this near-fatally condition, we removed the blocked reinforced ETT.
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