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Formation of an airway foreign body during removal of a metal tracheostomy tube: A case report

March 1, 2008  |  Mitchell R. Gore, PhD and Austin S. Rose, MD

Abstract

Tracheostomy tube changes are often performed in the clinic or at the bedside without complication. We report a case in which the removal of a long-term metal tube in a clinic setting was complicated by the presence of fibrinous debris on the tube. The debris had accumulated...

Preventing posterior tracheal wall perforation in percutaneous

September 1, 2007  |  Jason S. Hamilton, MD; Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

A 49-year-old woman with a history of orthotopic liver transplantation was admitted to the intensive care unit for respiratory failure requiring intubation. She had graft-versus-host disease and fever of unknown origin. The patient was unable to be weaned from ventilator support, so the ICU team...

Views of a type I posterior glottic stenosis before and after lysis

September 1, 2007  |  Melinda Davis-Malesevich, BS; Albert Merati, MD

Posterior glottic stenosis (PGS) can be devastating. It is estimated to occur in 4% of patients who have been intubated for 1 week and in 14% of those who have been intubated for up to 2 weeks.

Aspirated tracheobronchial foreign bodies: A Jordanian experience

February 1, 2007  |  Tareq Mahafza, FRCS; Yousef Khader, ScD
 

Blood-but not bleeding-at a tracheotomy site: A case of Munchausen's syndrome

October 1, 2006  |  Bart Patenaude, MD; Robert Zitsch III, MD; Scot D. Hirschi, MD
Abstract
Munchausen's syndrome is a factitious illness in which patients fabricate medical problems in order to receive...

Surgical treatment of acquired tracheocele

June 1, 2006  |  Edward A. Porubsky, MD; Christine G. Gourin, MD
Abstract
Acquired tracheoceles are rare clinical entities that can cause a variety of chronic and recurrent aerodigestive...

Infantile supraglottic hemangioma: A case report

June 1, 2006  |  Mehmet Ada, MD; M. Güven Güvenç, MD; Süleyman Yilmaz, MD
Abstract
Hemangiomas of the airway are benign vascular lesions that can involve any site from the nares to the...

Management of a tracheal tear during laryngopharyngoesophagectomy with gastric pull-up

April 1, 2006  |  Sandra Koterski, MD; Norman Snow, MD; Mike Yao, MD
Abstract
Laceration of the posterior tracheal wall is one of the risks of transhiatal esophagectomy. Various methods of...

Outcomes of primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture: A 16-year retrospective analysis

April 1, 2006  |  Elaine Cheng, MD; Margie Ho, MA; Cindy Ganz, MS; Ashok Shaha, MD; Jay O. Boyle, MD; Bhuvanesh Singh, MD; Richrd J. Wong, MD; Snehal Patel, MD; Jatin Shah, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD
Abstract
The current study retrospectively reviewed the cases of 68 patients who had undergone total laryngectomy and...

Acute external laryngotracheal trauma: Diagnosis and management

March 1, 2006  | 
Abstract
Laryngotracheal trauma may result in lifelong complications or even death if diagnosis or treatment is delayed....

Unusual paratracheal masses presenting with vocal fold paralysis

February 1, 2006  |  Evan R. Reiter, MD; Michael O. Idowu, MD; Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD
Abstract
Most paratracheal masses are of thyroid origin. We describe two cases of vocal fold paralysis that were caused...

Airway obstruction by granulation tissue within a fenestrated tracheotomy tube: Case report

January 1, 2006  |  Michael A. Carron, MD; Sihun Alex Kim, MD; Raja Sawhney, MFA; Patrick Reidy, MD
Abstract
Complications of tracheotomy tube placement can be categorized as intraoperative, early postoperative, and late...

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