Tracheal Rupture: A Rare Complication of Endotracheal Intubation


MISIRLIOGLU M. , Yildizdas D., ASLAN N., Horoz O. O. , ÖZDEN Ö.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI, vol.57, no.3, pp.154-156, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tao.2019.4225
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-156

Abstract

Clinicians can encounter various complications after endotracheal intubation as a result of patient anatomy, difficult intubation, and time and number of interventions performed. A life-threatening complication of intubation is iatrogenic tracheal rupture that leads to pulmonary air leak syndromes. In this case report, we present a 10-month-old patient who presented to the healthcare center with cyanosis and cough after foreign body aspiration and underwent endotracheal intubation for hypoxia. In our report, we aim to draw attention to tracheal rupture, a complication that was identified in bronchoscopy and found to be associated with repeated interventions and stylet use.