An unusual foreign body in breathing circuit detected by capnography

Bansal, Shivendu; Solanki, Sohan Lal; Yadav, Rupesh
July 2011
Anesthesia: Essays & Researches;Jul-Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p245
Academic Journal
The article reports on a case of an unusual foreign body in breathing circuit detected by capnography in a 45-year-old patient scheduled for emergency exploratory laparotomy. The patient was induced with rapid sequence anesthesia after preoxygenation with 100% oxygen. No disconnections of the breathing circuit or capnography and no malfunctioning of ventilator were observed while monitoring the patient. However, inspection of the capnograph's circuit adapter showed wet cotton stuck at the port.


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