Laryngotracheal injury due to endotracheal intubation: incidence, evolution, and predisposing factors. A prospective long-term study.


The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, evolution and long-term effects of laryngotracheal lesions due to endotracheal intubation and to evaluate the import of factors in the genesis of laryngotracheal injury. Over a 12-month period, we performed fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FBS) in 19 critically ill patients with endotracheal intubation. Early… (More)


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