Tracheal Rupture: A Rare Complication of Endotracheal Intubation.


Journal Article

There are numerous immediate and delayed complications associated with endotracheal intubation. Tracheal rupture is a rare complication whose diagnosis is often delayed. This can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of therapeutic misadventure resulting in a significant tracheal rupture in a child intubated by helicopter emergency medical services after a near-drowning. This is followed by a review of endotracheal intubation related tracheal rupture.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reichman, EF; Lanan, BJ

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 774 - 778

PubMed ID

  • 26535500

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26535500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-1815

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000279


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States