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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010 Apr;3(2):182-4. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.62125.

Improper tube fixation causing a leaky cuff.

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Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India.

Abstract

Leaking endotracheal tube cuffs are common problems in intensive care units. We report a case wherein the inflation tube was damaged by the adhesive plaster used for tube fixation and resulted in leaking endotracheal tube cuff. We also give some suggestions regarding the tube fixation and some remedial measures for damaged inflation system.

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Improper fixation; inflation system; leaky cuff

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