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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1091-1093

GuideWire migrating into murphy's eye of endotracheal tube: An unusual complication of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy


Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Rohini Arora
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DOI: 10.4103/aer.AER_45_17

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Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) is a frequently carried out bedside procedure in a critical care setting. It is usually performed under fiberoptic endoscopic guidance. Studies with PDT performed with endoscopic guidance have reported lower complication rates than studies performed with “blind” PDT. We report a case where PDT was performed without endoscopic assistance and the j-shaped guidewire got stuck in the Murphy's eye of endotracheal tube causing difficulty in railroading of tracheostomy tube (TT).


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