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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-18

Iatrogenic tracheal rent: When oxygen supply was cut off by the surgeon!

Department of Anaesthesia, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

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Shagun Bhatia Shah
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DOI: 10.4103/TheIAForum.TheIAForum_27_16

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Airways of postradiotherapy and postchemotherapy female oncosurgical patients on steroid therapy are devitalized and any airway handling in such patients commands caution. We report a case of a large iatrogenic tracheal rent occurring during manipulation of a flexometallic tube through a tracheostomy stoma created in a patient with postcricoid carcinoma undergoing esophagectomy and gastric pull-up surgery. The timely detection, emergent, and postoperative management strategies are discussed below.

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