Airway bleed after percutaneous tracheostomy is not always procedure-related
Amit Singhal, C. S. Pramesh
Bleeding, complications, percutaneous tracheostomy
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Singhal A, Pramesh CS. Airway bleed after percutaneous tracheostomy is not always procedure-related. Indian J Crit Care Med 2009; 13 (2):96-98.
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Tracheotomies are the most frequent surgical procedures performed in the intensive care unit. We present a case of major hemorrhage that occurred in the intensive care unit during an elective percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in a 46-year-old female diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The patient was later taken to the operation theatre and procedure-related cause of bleeding was ruled out. It was subsequently realized that the cause of bleeding was intrapulmonary and occurred coincidently with the tracheostomy.
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