Case Report | Case Rep J. 2017;1(1):001 | Open Access
Complex Tracheal Repair after Severe Tracheal Rupture during Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy
Luís Filipe Azenha Figueiredo, Ralph A Schmid and Gregor J KocherPDF
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a frequently performed procedure in long-term intubated patients. Tracheal laceration is a rarely reported but life-threatening complication which often requires emergent surgical repair in order to re-establish continuity of the airway. This can be a tricky task in polymorbid patients and demands a multidisciplinary approach by intensive care physicians, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists and a surgical team experienced in airway surgery. We herein describe a case of severe iatrogenic tracheal injury occurring during PDT and its management.
Keywords: Tracheal laceration; Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy; Cervicotomy
Citation: Figueiredo LFA, Schmid RA, Kocher GJ. Complex Tracheal Repair after Severe Tracheal Rupture during Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy. Case Rep J. 2017;1(1):001