[Obstruction of an reinforced endotracheal tube due to dissection of internal tube wall during total intravenous anesthesia].

@article{Tose2003ObstructionOA,
  title={[Obstruction of an reinforced endotracheal tube due to dissection of internal tube wall during total intravenous anesthesia].},
  author={Ryuji Tose and Takeshi Kubota and Kazuyoshi Hirota and Tetsuhiro Sakai and Hironori Ishihara and Akitomo Matsuki},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={1218-20}
}
We report here a case of obstruction of an reinforced endotracheal tube during laryngomicrosurgery under total intravenous anesthesia. In this case, we used a 6.0 mm ID reinforced endotracheal tube that had been used previously for other patients and sterilized two times by ethylene oxide gas. During the operation, the peak airway pressure increased gradually and eventually reached to 35 cmH2O. After the exchange of the endotracheal tube, ventilation was improved immediately. The endotracheal… CONTINUE READING

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