Korean J Anesthesiol.  2010 Sep;59(3):220-223. 10.4097/kjae.2010.59.3.220.

Delayed detection of subcutaneous emphysema following routine endotracheal intubation -A case report-

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A tracheal intubation-related tracheobronchial rupture is a relatively rare complication. We report a case of tracheobronchial rupture after single lumen endotracheal intubation. Twenty four hours after extubation of an endotracheal tube, subcutaneous emphysema developed on the patient's neck. A pneumomediastinum was also detected by computerized tomography (CT). The patient recovered uneventfully after conservative management.

Keyword

Delayed detection; Intubation; Subcutaneous emphysema

MeSH Terms

Humans
Intubation
Intubation, Intratracheal
Mediastinal Emphysema
Neck
Rupture
Subcutaneous Emphysema

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