The endotracheal tube does not protect the aspiration of a foreign body in the trachea: A case report

  • Sanjeev Palta Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  • Richa Saroa Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  • Vikas Saini Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
Keywords: Trachea, Body Temperature, Intubating, Airway obstruction, Anesthesia

Abstract

We describe a case of a 26-year-old patient wherein a temperature probe introduced through the nose for intra operative temperature monitoring was inadvertently cut during the ongoing surgical procedure. The missing segment of the probe was retrieved from the trachea which formed an unusual site in spite of the presence of a cuffed endotracheal tube. The present case serves as a reminder that cuffed endotracheal tube does not necessarily protect the airway from aspiration of solid foreign bodies from the oral or nasal airway.

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Palta S, Saroa R, Saini V. The endotracheal tube does not protect the aspiration of a foreign body in the trachea: A case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];42(2):129-31. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/600

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2014-04-01
How to Cite
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Palta S, Saroa R, Saini V. The endotracheal tube does not protect the aspiration of a foreign body in the trachea: A case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];42(2):129-31. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/600
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