Unrecognized tracheal intubation

A complication of the esophageal obturator airway

William Yancey*, Robert Wears, George Kamajian, Jack Derovanesian

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Esophageal obturator airway (EOA) use is not without risk. We present here the fatal cases of three patients in whom the trachea was inadvertently intubated with the EOA. In all three cases, the presence of tracheal intubation was unrecognized during the initial prehospital resuscitation, but was recognized and documented in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • complications
  • esophageal obturator airway
  • intratracheal
  • intubation

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