Tracheal rupture after endotracheal intubation: a literature systematic review.

@article{Miambres2009TrachealRA,
  title={Tracheal rupture after endotracheal intubation: a literature systematic review.},
  author={Eduardo Mi{\~n}ambres and Javier Bur{\'o}n and Mar{\'i}a {\'A}ngeles Ballesteros and Javier Llorca and Pedro Mu{\~n}oz and Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez-Castro},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1056-62}
}
We aim to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the cases of postintubation tracheal rupture (PiTR) published in the literature, with the aim of determining the risk factors that contribute to tracheal rupture during endotracheal intubation. A further objective has been to determine the ideal treatment for this condition (surgical repair or conservative management). A MEDLINE review of cases of tracheal rupture after intubation published in the English language and a review of the… CONTINUE READING

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