Tracheal rupture after endotracheal intubation: experience with management in 13 cases.


BACKGROUND Tracheal rupture is a rare complication of endotracheal intubation. Potential causes, diagnosis, management, and outcome of cases treated at an university hospital are analysed. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective report on thirteen cases of tracheal rupture related to tracheal intubation, treated at our institution from February 1989… (More)


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