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Debnath J, Murali Krishna RB, Mathur A. Contralateral hyperinflation: Computed tomography demonstration of an unusual complication of unrecognized endobronchial intubation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (1):52-54.
Endobronchial intubation (EBI) is an important complication of endotracheal intubation. In a case of unrecognized EBI, usually, the intubated lung gets hyperinflated while the contralateral lung collapses. We report a case of unrecognized right main stem EBI with ipsilateral normal aeration and contralateral hyperinflation detected during computed tomography scan of the chest for trauma work up in a case of severe head injury.
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