[Anaesthetic incidents - Airway management and injuries in anaesthesia - closed claims of the North German Arbitration Board].


Injuries related to the airway management belong to the most often observed anaesthesia-related complications. Injuries of the trachea and the oesophagus possibly require surgical treatment. The most severe injuries caused by the airway management are the hypoxic brain damage and the patient's death. Tracheal injuries happen foremost as a result of tracheal… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270557