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Airway obstruction due to intraoperative endotracheal tube cuff herniation: case report

Endotracheal tube obstruction by blood, mucus material or kinking is not uncommon however endotracheal cuff herniation is an extremely rare condition. It could easily be overlooked and may cause airway obstruction. Bronchoscopy is the gold standard method of diagnosis. In this case report, we aimed to present an unusual case of intraoperative endotracheal tube cuff herniation in a 62 year-old patient scheduled for nephrectomy.

Author(s): Muhammet Ahmet Karakaya, Ismail Cem Tuka├ž, Esra Kutlu, Pelin Karaaslan, Elvan Tercan