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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( April, 2005 ) > List of Articles


Managing iatrogenic tracheal injuries

C. D. A. Goonasekera, S. T. Esufali

Keywords : Clinical management, Endotracheal intubation, Iatrogenic, Tracheal injury

Citation Information : Goonasekera CD, Esufali ST. Managing iatrogenic tracheal injuries. Indian J Crit Care Med 2005; 9 (2):88-91.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.17095

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; The Author(s).


We present three cases of iatrogenic tracheal injury. Two patients suffered acute tracheal injuries during anesthesia/surgery, one was managed surgically and the other conservatively. The third case is a delayed tracheal injury presenting as a fistula. The reasons for surgical vs conservative management of tracheal injuries and preventive measures are discussed.

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