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J Fenton

Iatrogenic Tracheal Tear

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578–80

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Large post intubation tracheal tears are usually detected intra-operatively due to unstable signs namely impaired ventilation and mediastinal emphysema and often require surgical management. Smaller tracheal tears are often missed during anaesthesia and recognized during the postoperative period. Conservative management should be considered in these latter cases.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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