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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Contralateral hyperinflation: Computed tomography demonstration of an unusual complication of unrecognized endobronchial intubation

Jyotindu Debnath, R. Bala Murali Krishna, Ankit Mathur

Keywords : Contralateral hyperinflation, endobronchial intubation, computed tomography

Citation Information : 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.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.78229

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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