The Airway Management of One Case of Closed Tracheal Rupture Caused by a Car Accident
- Corresponding Author:
- Qingxiu Wang, Ph D, M.D
Department of Anesthesia, Shanghai East Hospital
Affiliated to Tongji University, Jimo Road 150, Shanghai, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 01, 2016; Accepted Date: August 23, 2016; Published Date: August 30, 2016
Citation: Yuan Y, Zhang H, Niu X, Wang Q (2016) The Airway Management of One Case of Closed Tracheal Rupture Caused by a Car Accident. Anat Physiol 6:238. doi:10.4172/2161-0940.1000238
Copyright: © 2016 Yuan Y et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Difficulty of tracheal intubation is caused by many reasons and among them tracheal rupture is an infrequent factor. Tracheal rupture leads to higher mortality and poorer prognosis especial for closed tracheal rupture which is hard to early diagnose and is generally fatal. We described a case of a 34-year-old narcose man after a car accident that accepted twice unsuccessful tracheal intubation with visualized laryngoscope and was diagnosed tracheal rupture through tracheotomy. We reviewed some of the present literature about the diagnosis of tracheal rupture and anaesthesiologic treatment in order to better guide the clinical practices.