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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2005 Mar;48(3):320-323. Korean. Case Report.
Nam SH , Kil HK , Kim KB , Lee SJ , Kim DH , Koo BN .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. koobn@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Tracheobronchial rupture is considered to be a life-threatening condition and most commonly occurs after blunt trauma to the neck or chest. However, single- and double-lumen endotracheal tubes can cause serious airway injury. The recognition of this complication and a knowledge of the possible contributory factors is critical, because failure to do so could result in lethal events. We report the case of a 63-year-old male patient who developed pneumomediastinum three days after routine orotracheal intubation.

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