Endotracheal tube obstruction due to aspirated foreign bodies: An overview of etiology, diagnosis, and management
Clinical Pulmonary Medicine
aspirated foreign body; endotracheal tube obstruction; high peak pressures; stone; ventilator
Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Endotracheal tube obstruction commonly occurs in the intensive care unit with many possible etiologies. Endotracheal tube obstruction due to an aspirated foreign body is less common; however, it can lead to major impairment in ventilation and if unrecognized can be fatal. This report reviews the literature on the previously reported etiologies. In addition, a case vignette is presented as an illustration.
Alwassia, A., Jose, A., Raddaoui, L., Hawkins, K., & Ahari, J. (2018). Endotracheal tube obstruction due to aspirated foreign bodies: An overview of etiology, diagnosis, and management. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, 25 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CPM.0000000000000245