Reinforced endotracheal tube placement: radiographic misdiagnosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The position of an armored endotracheal tube was misinterpreted on radiographs. This occurred because no one recognized that there was no radiopaque line extending to the tip of the catheter. Physicians should be aware of this possible pitfall, and manufacturers should remedy the situation by marking such lines on these tubes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gorback, MS; Ravin, CE

Published Date

  • February 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 162 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 579 -

PubMed ID

  • 3797676

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.162.2.3797676


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States