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Korean J Crit Care Med > Volume 20(2); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2005;20(2): 174-177.
Delayed Obstruction of Endotracheal Tube by Previously Aspirated Foreign Body: A Case Report
Sungsik Chon, Jinho Kim, Shin Ok Koh, Jung Goo Cho, In Soon Hwang, In Seon Jin
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Ilsan, Korea. sschon@hanmail.net
2Surgical Intensive Care Unit, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Ilsan, Korea.
3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4Anesthesia & Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Acute airway obstruction during endotracheal intubation status is embarrassing and critical situation which requires early diagnosis and immediate management. Endotracheal tube obstruction with foreign body is rare but a variety of objects have been reported. We present a case of endotracheal tube obstruction as a result of previous aspirated foreign body that moved from the bronchial tree into the endobroncheal tube.
Key Words: Endotracheal tube; Obstruction; Foreign body
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