Tracheal web: presentation of a case with uncommon features

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2009 Jan;16(1):46-8. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181908c5d.


Postintubation tracheal web is a rarely encountered complication of endotracheal intubation. Although few of them remain asymptomatic until diagnosed accidentally, most of them present with symptoms of acute airway obstruction and even death. We present here a case of postintubation tracheal web with uncommon features, including a very long delay in diagnosis despite a 99% obstruction of the tracheal lumen.