Death Caused by Tracheal Tube Aspiration
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Airway management, especially outside the operating room, needs meticulous observation in order to avoid certain risks, such as; endotracheal tube (ETT) disloca­tion, esophageal intubation, and unwanted extubation. ETT or tracheostomy dislocation is responsible for one-half of death or brain damage cases in the ICU. Despite appropri­ate fixation of an ETT, the previously mentioned compli­cations can still occur . A broken ETT and consequent airway obstruction may lead to lethal complications.We report a case of death caused by tracheal tube aspiration, where it was located distal to the vocal cords, with a part of it entering the right bronchus and the mediastinum, after tearing the right bronchus.......

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3961024/
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