Nonsurgical management of pediatric tracheal perforation.

  title={Nonsurgical management of pediatric tracheal perforation.},
  author={Richard T. Kelley and Amy L. Reynders and Neal A. Seidberg},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={115 6},
Tracheal perforation is a rare complication of intubation. In the pediatric population, the rates of morbidity and mortality are high if diagnosis and management are delayed. Recommendations for treatment in these patients are based on the several reports of this injury in the adult and neonate populations. Surgical repair is generally favored over conservative care in the majority of cases. We describe the case of a 10-year-old girl who presented with subcutaneous emphysema after intubation in… CONTINUE READING