Near-fatal complication of tracheal t-tube use

K. H. Calhoun, R. W. Deskin, J. B. Bailey

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Stenosis of the larynx and trachea is an unfortunate sequel to many thermal injuries. Numerous surgical techniques have been developed for correction of such problems, many involving use of a tracheal T-tube. We report a serious complication attributed to the use of such a tube. Factors contributing to this complication are analyzed and methods for avoiding similar near-catastrophes discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-544
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1988


  • thermal injury
  • tracheal T-tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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