Volume 27
Number 2
May 2019
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Case Reports
T. Holl, M.S. Arbous, J.E. Lopez-Matta, J.D. van Hemel-Rintjap

A 59-year-old woman developed a tracheal rupture after intubation, which was most likely due to high cuff pressure. Several factors, mechanical and anatomical, may contribute to iatrogenic tracheal ruptures. The most common hypothesis is overinsufflation of the tracheal cuff. This can be prevented and doctors should be aware of the existing risk factors contributing to tracheal lesions.


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