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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 2 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Stuck suction catheter in endotracheal tube

Arun Maheshwari, Monish Raut, Sandeep Joshi

Keywords : Endotracheal tube, hypoxia, suction catheter

Citation Information : Maheshwari A, Raut M, Joshi S. Stuck suction catheter in endotracheal tube. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (2):113-115.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.151020

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Endotracheal tube (ETT) suction is essential to clear secretions so that airway patency can be maintained. Stuck suction catheter in ETT is an uncommon event, and it can be dangerous in patients with difficult airway cases.


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