Nonoperative management of tracheal laceration during endotracheal intubation

Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Jan;63(1):240-2. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(96)01077-6.

Abstract

Tracheal laceration is a rare but potentially devastating complication of endotracheal intubation. Traditional management of intubation-related tracheal laceration is operative. Nonoperative management of a woman noted to have a tracheal laceration during intubation is described. Criteria by which nonoperative treatment can be considered are outlined.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Aged
  • Amoxicillin / administration & dosage
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
  • Clavulanic Acids / administration & dosage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
  • Radiography
  • Trachea / diagnostic imaging
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Wound Infection / prevention & control

Substances

  • Clavulanic Acids
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
  • Amoxicillin