Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
Home About us Editors Ahead of Print Current Issue Archives Search Instructions Subscribe Advertise Login 
Users online:838   Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

Tracheal rupture related to endotracheal intubation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Department of Emergency Medicine, Inha University, College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ji Hye Kim
Department of Emergency Medicine, Inha University Hospital, 27, Inhang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 22332
South Korea
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_34_18

Rights and Permissions

Postintubation tracheal rupture is rare, but serious. Emergency intubation is often conducted during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the risk of postintubation tracheal rupture can be increased during CPR. We describe here a case of postintubation tracheal rupture in a 65-year-old female who was transferred from another hospital after CPR. Postintubation tracheal rupture in this case is thought to have been related to malposition of the endotracheal tube (ETT), elevation of the intratrachea pressure due to chest compression, and an overinflated cuff. However, the most important factor is considered to be the overinflated cuff, which is often caused by manual palpation. Therefore, emergency physicians should consider using a manometer to check the cuff pressure of the ETT, even during CPR. When spontaneous circulation is restored, the pressure of the cuff must be measured with a manometer.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed396    
    Printed30    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal