Intraoperative herniation of a tracheostomy tube cuff.

@article{BarLavie1995IntraoperativeHO,
  title={Intraoperative herniation of a tracheostomy tube cuff.},
  author={Y Bar-Lavie and Albert Gatot and Ferit Tovi},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1995},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={159-60}
}
A case of intraoperative tracheostomy tube obstruction is reported. The clinical features and the chain of events leading to the diagnosis of cuff herniation are presented. The different mechanisms of herniation are discussed. In the present case we speculate that a manufacturing defect together with nitrous oxide diffusion into the cuff caused dilatation… CONTINUE READING