Fracture at fenestration of synthetic tracheostomy tube resulting in a tracheobronchial airway foreign body

Greg A. Krempl, Randal A. Otto

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Abstract

Tracheostomy tube fracture resulting in airway obstruction is a relatively rare but serious complication. We report the case of a 48-year- old man whose tracheostomy tube fractured and became lodged in the right primary bronchus. Recommendations are made for tracheostomy care to help prevent similar complications in patients with an indwelling tracheostomy tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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