[Life-threatening displacement of a tracheostomy tube in a patient with severe angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced angioedema].

Abstract

Angioedema of the lips and the tongue with pharyngeal and laryngeal involvement caused by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) is rare but can cause severe airway compromise and even death due to suffocation. We present the case of a 83-year-old woman with a life-threatening displacement of a tracheostomy tube followed by tension pneumothorax… (More)

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