Case Report
Volume 6 Issue 3 - 2020
Transection of Flexometallic Tube in Intensive Care Unit: Literature Review with a Case Report
Debasis Pradhan*
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Debasis Pradhan, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Received: January 07, 2020 ; Published: February 24, 2020




Abstract

Flexometallic tubes are used to prevent kinking related airway and ventilation complications, but they are not free from complications such as dissection, deformation and transection. There are many reports of dissection and deformation but there is only one report of transection in Intensive Care Unit. We report a case of transection and uncomplicated retrieval of flexometallic tube due to biting during postoperative management of resection of suprasellar space occupying frontal lobe lesion.

Keywords: Reinforced Tube; Dissection; Deformation; Transection; Airway Complication

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Citation: Debasis Pradhan. “Transection of Flexometallic Tube in Intensive Care Unit: Literature Review with a Case Report”. EC Anaesthesia 6.3 (2020): 01-05.

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