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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 5 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles


How we managed a difficult to ventilate patient

Keywords : Difficult to ventilate, mediastinal shift, tracheal abutment, tracheal deviation

Citation Information : How we managed a difficult to ventilate patient. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (5):278-279.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.156478

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


A 40-year-old female presented with respiratory difficulty, cough and sputum with blood streaking. Her right lung was destroyed, and trachea was shifted to the same side. On mechanical ventilation, she developed hypoxia and rise in blood pressure. Ventilator was not delivering set tidal volume. After looking into the cause, it was decided to reintubate the patient with new endotracheal tube after cutting bevel. Thereafter, there was successful ventilation.

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