TITLE

Undiagnosed Subglottic Laryngotracheal Stenosis

AUTHOR(S)
Ranchez, Daniel
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Summer2010, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Tracheal obstruction may be due to trauma, infection, tumor, aspirated foreign bodies, or intubation. Even with high volume, low pressure endotracheal tubes (ETT) used today, endotracheal intubation is the most common cause of acquired tracheal stenosis. Nearly 10% of intubated critically-ill patients will develop tracheal stenosis. Despite the possibility of symptoms presenting over time, these symptoms can quickly progress to a lifethreatening situation. Symptoms of tracheal stenosis can range from mild respiratory wheezing upon exertion to severe stridor and respiratory distress. The variety of causes and severity of symptoms make this disease difficult to manage.
ACCESSION #
53170903

 

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