Barotrauma after Manual Ventilation in a Patient with Life-T
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Barotrauma is a potentially lethal complication of positive-pressure ventilation. A high airway pressure is an important feature of the pathophysiology of barotrauma. The risk of excessive airway pressure is even greater during manual ventilation of an intubated patient, because air leakage is not possible.Here, we report a case of extensive subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum following manual ventilation of a patient who had an airway obstruction caused by massive hemoptysis......

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