Korean J Crit Care Med.  2002 Jun;17(1):29-33.

Airway Partial Obstruction by Internal Hermiation of Armored Endotracheal Tube: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. phpark@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Boston Children's Hospital.

Abstract

During general anesthesia, intubation with kink-resistant armored tubes permit the anesthesiologist to work some distance from the surgical field during operation on the head and neck or with patients whose unusual position may kink and obstruct a tube not so reinforced. But armored tubes are still subject to number of hazards, including herniation of the intra-luminal cuff or layer into the lumen of the tube. So extra care is required in their use. We report a case of intraluminal herniation of armored tube accompanied with peak inspiratory pressure during general anesthesia.

Keyword

Complication: equipment failure; armored tube deformity; Equipment: armored tube
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