Tracheal laceration after orotracheal intubation: case report

Author: 
Gustavo Mazon, Andréia Farias Alquimim, Marina Silveira Rezende, Arthur Meneghin Domingos, Ana Cristina Macedo Carvalho, Bárbara Pessoa de Matos, Márcio Raimundo de Faria, Flávio Galvão Lima, Tais Folchito Maglioni, Renato do Amaral Mello Noguei

Tracheal laceration due to intubation is a rare and potentially fatal complication. Clinical manifestations range from subcutaneous emphysema to respiratory failure. The diagnosis can be suggested by computed tomography and the therapy is individualized (conservative or surgical).

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