CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-72

Carinal injury: An airway challenge for anesthesiologists


1 Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, JPNA Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgery, JPNA Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.93078

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Tracheobronchial disruption is a potentially life-threatening airway challenge for all the anesthesiologists. Carinal rents, although rare, if not timely managed can be catastrophic. We describe a patient with carinal rent being managed successfully by prompt diagnosis, use of low pressure ventilation, and bronchoscopic sealing using tissue glue.


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