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EMERGENCY AIRWAY ENCOUNTERS
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 182-184

Improper tube fixation causing a leaky cuff


Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India

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Babita Gupta
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.62125

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Leaking endotracheal tube cuffs are common problems in intensive care units. We report a case wherein the inflation tube was damaged by the adhesive plaster used for tube fixation and resulted in leaking endotracheal tube cuff. We also give some suggestions regarding the tube fixation and some remedial measures for damaged inflation system.


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